The Public Works Department maintains trees located in parkways (the parkway is the area between the street and the sidewalk). We will trim any low hanging branches and will inspect the tree if you suspect it may be dead or dying. Please call the Public Works Department at 708-389-9658 to request an inspection or to be placed on the list for trimming. The list is always long, as MPW receives over 150 requests to trim trees throughout the year, so we ask that you are patient and please keep that in mind when making your request.

Branch Pickup

We will only pick up larger limbs that have fallen from the parkway trees after a storm or weather event. We do not pickup branches on demand. If there are limbs or branches on your property that are not in our easement or a parkway tree, that will be your responsibility as the homeowner. 

Republic Services will pick up branches on regularly scheduled trash days, as long as they are bundled, & no longer than 4 feet in length. 

Scheduled Bi-Annual Branch Pickup ( April & October)

The Village offers free branch pickup twice per year. This service is intended for fallen branches and light tree trimming. The schedule is as follows, but check our Village calendar for specific dates:

  • Northeast Quadrant First Monday in April and October
  • Southeast Quadrant Second Monday in April and October
  • Southwest Quadrant Third Monday in April and October
  • Northwest Quadrant Fourth Monday in April and October

Branches must be placed completely on your parkway-with cut ends facing the curb- by Monday morning of your section’s designated starting day. Public Works Crews will continue in each section until all streets in that section have been covered. It is inefficient for our crews to return to streets that have already been picked up once, so please be on time if you wish to participate in this program.


  • Whole trees (cut or not)                                        Whole Bushes
  • Logs                                                                             Construction Material: lumber, fence posts, concrete 
  • Old debris                                                                  Branches from another property

Tree Removal / Tree Planting

The Village will remove any existing trees in a parkway that are deemed to be dead or dying due to damage or disease. Residents may not remove any parkway trees without written approval from the Public Works Superintendent.

**If the homeowner believes that the tree in question has caused repeated sewer repair expense.  The homeowner must produce at least three receipts of repair costs as evidence of an ongoing sewer problem.

Homeowners wishing to plant a tree in a parkway area may do so at their own expense with permission from the Public Works Superintendent. A permit must be obtained from the Public Works Department and the Superintendent must approve the species of tree to be planted and the proposed planting location, prior to tree planting.

The Village has a tree ordinance in place to give some guidance, as well as a list of permitted and non-permitted trees for Village parkways. View the Village’s permitted tree list.

Sewer-Related Problems - 

Tree roots are a fairly common problem that can plague residents. We always recommend you call the Village for a list of licensed and bonded contractors so you know that you are getting a reputable company to do this work.