The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Village implements Urban Forest Management Plan

Earlier this year the Village Board approved Oak Park’s first Urban Forest Management Plan. The plan is intended to serve as a living document that will guide the Village Forestry Division’s actions for the next 20 years. Goals include increasing the community’s tree canopy cover, maximizing the benefits parkway trees provide, mitigating the effects of climate change and ensuring tree equity throughout Oak Park. The creation of the Urban Forest Management Plan also satisfies a goal spelled out in the Climate Ready Oak Park plan adopted in 2022. Residents are invited to read the Urban Forest Management Plan at

Tree City USA recognition…The Arbor Day Foundation named Oak Park a 2023 Tree City USA recipient for its commitment to managing its urban forest. This is the 40th year the Village has been recognized for this achievement. Additionally, the Village received a Growth Award for the 17th time for continuing to grow its forestry program. Steps taken by the Village in the past year include updating Oak Park’s parkway tree inventory, planting more trees than were removed and maintaining the community’s younger trees. For more information about how the Village cares for the nearly 18,000 trees on public property, visit