Tree Conservation


The Tree Preservation Commission of the Village of Franklin Park is a group of volunteer residents whose mission is promoting the many benefits trees provide our community and planet through education, events, and programs.



Pollinator Day Event - May 18

The Village of Franklin Park will host its first annual Pollinator Day on Saturday, May 18, from 11 AM until 1:30 PM at the Gazebo on Belmont. Bring the family and learn how to help pollinators thrive in your garden and enjoy honey samples and informational displays about bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, and other insects and animals. Sponsored by the Village of Franklin Park Tree Preservation Board and the Bee Committee Village of Franklin Park, a Bee City USA. For more information contact: Andrew Smolen asmolen or Ramona Michael



Franklin Park is a Bee City USA

The Village of Franklin Park has been certified as a Bee City USA affiliate, joining other cities in working to improve the environment for pollinators.

Research has shown that up to 40% of pollinator species on earth are at risk of extinction because of habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate disruption. The Village recognizes the importance of sustaining pollinators and is working to make Franklin Park more pollinator friendly.

More Info:Franklin_Park_Becomes_An_Affiliate_of_Bee_City_USA



Read the summary below to learn about why we need trees, which trees are most beneficial, and more!
How can trees benefit our community?
1. Save energy by reducing surface temperatures and shading buildings.
2. Store carbon dioxide and remove pollutants from the air.
3. Intercept stormwater and help reduce flooding.
4. Increase property values and make our communities more pleasant.
5. Improve health.
Chicago Region Tree Initiative Frankin Park Urban Forestry Summary




The Village of Franklin Park has been recognized as a Tree City for 11 years.
The Tree City USA program was founded in 1976 to celebrate towns and cities committed to growing their urban canopy. Led by the Arbor Day Foundation, with partners at USDA Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters, it provides the foundational framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their tree cover.

How can a tree benefit my home?

Using this calculator, type in your tree name and size and the results will estimate overall benefits in these categories:
Stormwater mitigation
Increased property value
Energy conservation
Air quality
Carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction

Read about more tree benefits here:

Are you passionate about trees and considering a future dedicated to their care and management?
The TREE Fund provides scholarships for undergraduates pursuing careers in arboriculture, urban forestry, and associated fields.
Click the link to the tree fund website for more information:

Spanish Tree Worker Training – Climbing, Rigging, Felling, & Aerial Rescue

All classes will be taught in Spanish.





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Have you seen the Rain Gardens in Franklin Park?



Common Tree Diseases in Illinois /factsheet_on_deciduous_disease_of_il.pdf

Information about invasive trees/shrubs from Morton Arboretum: Examples of invasive tendencies such as boxelder.

Invasive Species Alternatives


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