Forestry Division staff cares for Evanston's "urban forest." Duties include tree planting, maintenance, and removal.
Notice from ComEd Regarding Evanston Tree Trimming
2016 Firewood Sales
The City of Evanston’s annual firewood sale will begin on Saturday, November 5, and will continue through December 10, 2016. Sale hours are Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 2310 Oakton St., between the Recycling Center and the Animal Shelter.
Prices are as follows:
4’x4’x1.5’ x 2: $175
Payment by personal check is preferred, although payment can also be made by cash. Credit cards are not accepted, and delivery is not available. Staff may be able to assist residents with loading firewood into their vehicles.
Tree Replant Express Program
Participate in the "Tree Replant Express" program. Purchase your own parkway tree from the City of Evanston and the City will plant it during the next planting season.
2015 "I Heart Evanston Trees" Art Contest!
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Offers Free 18" Oak Saplings for Cook County Residents
The MWRD is offering Cook County residents free 18" oak saplings to plant around the county to help "green" the urban canopy. More details about the program can be found here >>>
Determine the Age of Your Trees!
Tree City USA and Growth Awards
The City of Evanston is proud to announce that for the 31st consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation has designated Evanston as a Tree City USA community. Only 10 other communities within Illinois have a longer consecutive streak than Evanston.
The Arbor Day Foundation also has recognized Evanston’s commitment to urban forestry with it's 14th Growth Award. This award is given for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program. In its announcement letter, the Arbor Day Foundation wrote, “The prestigious Growth Award honors environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care in Tree City USA communities.” Click here for more information.
You can help replace Evanston's public trees
Help the City replace trees destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer by contributing to the "I Heart Evanston Trees" campaign!
Following severe storms in 2011 that destroyed many trees, a reforestation fund was established in to help maintain Evanston's parks and parkways. This fund also will be used to help the city replace trees destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer. All donations of $25 or more will be recognized on this web site. Urban_Reforestation_Donation_Form
The form for Memorial Tree dedications is available here: Memorial Tree Form.
The Forestry Division would like to acknowledge the following donations:
To the memory of a glorious person, Ginny Cole
Laura Reed & Dan Walker
Johannes & Julia Weertman
Peter and Dorothy Marks
Jill & Jay Twery
In Memory of Howie & Maggie Bruder on their First Birthday Trees - Earth's Lungs!
Highland Garden Club
For Dave Ream & Jane Baker from the Cowans
In Memory of Dennis J. Whitham from Jimmy Roark, Jimmy Shelton and Energy Sales LLC
Free wood chips
Wood chips are available at the base of the hill in adjacent James Park, accessible by the drive at 300 Dodge Ave (at Mulford). Residents are welcome to take as much of the wood chips as they like.
2020 Asbury Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Hours of operation:
Weekdays, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Indoor Farmers' Market
From Page to Stage with Lifeline Theatre
Special Olympics District Basketball Meet
Chicago Cubs Trophy Tour
Administration and Public Works Committee Meeting
- Water Supply Agreement with Morton Grove, Niles on January 23 City Council Agenda
- See the Cubs World Series Trophy at the Morton Civic Center January 22
- From the Mayor: Evanston Electoral Board Decisions
- Federal Court Determines Evanston Claims in James Park Case Must Go Forward
- Senior Citizen Property Tax Reduction Applications Due February 8