The Village of Glenview has been awarded Tree City U.S.A. for 20 years in a row, since 1984. The Public Works Department is responsible for the all public trees in Glenview, they plant on average 366 trees per year.
Parkway Tree Planting
Parkway tree planting by the Village is done in the spring season each year. Parkway tree plantings are funded 100 percent by the Village. The number and location of Plantings is determined according to the following three priorities and annual funding availability:
- Residents who have lost parkway trees and have sufficient area in the parkway receive a 2" diameter replacement tree within the next planting season.
- Annually, sections of the Village are slated for reforestation as part of the Village's five-year Capital Improvements Program.
- Residents requesting trees and who have parkway space available receive a new tree. Please note, there may be a considerable waiting period since requests always exceed funds available.
Parkway Tree Maintenance and Removal
Trees within public roads and alleys and rights-of-way are owned and maintained by the Village. Trimming of parkway trees is currently done on an eight-year cycle. The Public Works Department removes dead parkway trees. Diseased elms are tagged and promptly removed by Village crews. According to the Village of Glenview Municipal Code, diseased elms on private property are tagged and the property owners are required to remove the trees at their expense.
Tree Preservation Ordinance
The Village of Glenview's Tree Preservation Ordinance was adopted on November 7, 2000. The highlights of the ordinance are as follows:
All landmark trees are protected. Landmark trees are defined as trees that are 16 inches or more in Diameter at the Breast Height (DBH) measured at 4 1/2 feet above the ground, which are a higher quality species such as oaks, hickories, or maples, are landmark trees. Other trees that are a lesser quality species, such as cottonwood or box elder, must be 20" DBH in order to be protected. Measurement to determine that a tree is smaller than 16" in diameter must be done with DBH tape at 4 feet above the ground or Pre tape at base of tree.
You must apply for a permit to remove a landmark tree or to do any work on a property that is likely to damage any landmark tree; justification for removal should be provided. If approved for a permit to remove a landmark tree, you may be required to plant additional replacement trees or pay a tree replacement fee, based on the square inches of tree(s) removed. Please contact Building & Zoning at (847) 904-4340 for a permit.
Bulk and Brush Pick-ups
The Village does not provide pickups for bulk items such as appliances and brush. These arrangements must be made directly by the homeowner with Groot Recycling and Waste. Groot can be contacted by calling (847) 734-6450.
Grass and Weeds
The Village actively enforces the ordinances regarding the cutting of privately owned lots. Grass and weeds must not exceed 8" in height.
As As a result of the Business District Redevelopment Plan (1995), street lamps reflecting the "old town" feel of Glenview were installed, replacing the industrial design poles in the downtown business district. The same street lamps have been installed in the Glen, bringing the total to 1,325 lamps maintained by the Public Works Department.