The Forestry section consists of a Lead Maintenance Worker, an additional full-time ISA certified Arborist, and seasonal help during the summer months. It is the responsibility of Public Works to care for and maintain more than 15,000 parkway trees and the landscape maintenance of Village-owned properties. The goal is to provide prompt, professional service, incorporating the most current and innovative techniques.
There are many different components to an I.P.M. system. Scouting for the early identification of plant problems, cultural practices that increase tree vigor, selection of species resistant to pest problems, and the use of biological controls all play a role in reducing chemical pesticide applications and lead to a healthy urban forest.