Skip to main content


Table 1: Contact information.
Kerstin von der Heide, Village Forester (630) 434-5475
Public Works Department (630) 434-5460
Community Response Center (630) 434-2255


A forestry program has been active in Downers Grove for more than four decades and has received various awards including Tree City USA and Forestry Department Accreditation. The forestry program manages more than 23,000 trees located in the public parkways and includes planting, pruning, removals, watering, mulching, and problem diagnosis.

The Urban Forestry and Municipal Landscape Maintenance Program manual details all forestry and landscape activities.

To request a parkway tree planting or pruning work, report broken branches or damaged trees, or to request tree inspections, please contact the Public Works Department or the Community Response Center.