The Village of Round Lake Beach strives to maintain a safe, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing environment for both the residents and visitors of our community. A healthy well maintained urban forest can boost property values, reduce stormwater runoff and erosion, clean our air, and contribute to a sense of community pride. Through the implementation of various maintenance efforts and programs, our trees will serve as a longstanding asset to our Village.
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Tree Trimming & MaintenanceThe Village maintains and trims parkway trees located on all Village roadways. An annual Tree Trimming Program is conducted between the months of July and August of every year through a contractual program. Trimming is also conducted by Public Works crews before snow plowing season for removal of low-hanging branches on the roads and on a case-by-case basis.

Trimming is performed for the following reasons:

  • To remove hazardous deadwood.
  • To eliminate interference between low limbs and vehicles, such as snow plows and school buses.
  • To clear stop signs, street lights, and buildings.
  • To improve overall tree health by reducing the opportunity for insect and disease infestation.
  • To maintain the natural shape of the tree.
  • To reduce the effects of wind and ice on branch stability.
  • To repair storm-damaged limbs.

Tree Removals & ReplacementsThe Village places significant emphasis on trees and their environmental, economic, and social benefits specifically their ability to reduce stormwater runoff and air pollution while increasing property values. For that reason, the Village will not remove any live parkway trees.
Consideration for removal will be given to dead or hazardous trees that pose a threat to property and trees affected by disease.

The Village does not require permits for the removal of trees on private property.

The removal and replacement of the Village's parkway trees affected by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was a continuous project for the Public Works Department. Spring and Fall Tree Replacement Programs were set into place (as funding allowed) to give the residents options on the replacement tree. The Village removed about 824 parkway trees and planted (by contractor) about 810 new trees between 2013 and 2017.
Document (1)MulchFree Mulch is available to Round Lake Beach residents at the Public Works Facility located at 911 Lotus Drive. Mulch is generated from tree trimmings and removals.

Residents are invited to bring their shovels and containers. It is available at any time, no appointment is necessary.