URBAN FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN
In 2019, the Downers Grove Park District received a US Forest Service Grant to develop an Urban Forest Management Plan. The grant is managed by the Morton Arboretum, which provided $5,000 toward the development of the plan, which the District matched with an additional $5,000.
Downers Grove Park District currently manages 5,169 trees throughout its park system. The long-term Urban Forest Management Plan will help the District:
- Prepare for, and perpetuate the future of the Urban Forest by ensuring continuity in tree care, guide our future tree planting efforts
- Improve the resiliency of the tree population by increasing diversity
- Plan for the reduction of invasive species, such as buckthorn and honeysuckle in the parks
DOWNERS GROVE PARK DISTRICT INTERACTIVE PUBLIC TREE INVENTORY
An inventory of all District trees was completed in 2017. Each tree has been catalogued and mapped through a GIS system that is available for public viewing through an interactive online map.
Click on the tree icons to learn more about the species, leaf type, height, spread and more for each tree on the map. Click "more info" in the tree info box to learn additional information about the characteristics, care and uses for each tree.