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Street Sweeping

Department of Street and Sanitation's Bureau of Forestry

Thanks to additional funding, the Department of Street and Sanitation's Bureau of Forestry has increased its tree trimming crews and now has the capacity for a citywide tree trimming program. This means crews can trim all trees in one geographic area at the same time, creating a more efficient process for Chicago residents, and allowing for the proper maintenance of the City’s overall urban tree canopy.

The Bureau of Forestry’s goal is to operate weekly in every ward during the tree trimming season (generally April - December), barring any emergency weather incidents. Currently, the Bureau of Forestry conducts operations beginning on Monday each week in the 2nd Ward. Please consult the interactive map below to familiarize yourself with the boundaries of your grid. 

Sign up for Tree Trimming Notifications in your neighborhood:


Special neighborhood alerts will be sent from our office in advance of tree trimming taking place in your neighborhood, please subscribe to the Alderman's E-Newsletter and select your neighborhood to receive them.


If you have an emergency tree request, such as a parkway tree blocking the street, sidewalk, or alley, and/or a parkway tree on a car, house, or garage, please call 311 to report a tree emergency.


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