Larry Zurek, Streets Division Superintendent
Office: (815) 356-3614
Fax: (815) 356-3677
Streets Division: Parkway Trees
The City of Crystal Lake owns and maintains all trees on parkways within the City limits of Crystal Lake. The parkway is the area of grass that is located between a City sidewalk and the roadway.
The City employs certified arborists who are trained to properly care for the City's urban forest. The City has developed a proactive approach to the treatment of diseased or infested trees.
Replacement, Trimming & Removal
- Upon request, a City arborist will evaluate the health of a parkway tree to determine if it needs to be removed and/or replaced. Factors that are taken into consideration when making this decision include:
- type of soil
- proximity to power lines
- how many of a certain type of tree are already present in the area
- Because the Streets Division maintains the parkways, no vegetation or other items are allowed on the parkway without the written consent of the City.
- It is the City’s responsibility to trim all parkway trees and to remove dead and/or diseased trees from the parkway area.
- Please call the Streets Division at (815)356-3614 if you believe a parkway tree needs to be trimmed or is in need of removal.