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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Bensenville Annual Tree Pruning

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The Village’s Annual Tree Pruning  will begin in Maintenance Zone 3 on the first of the year (weather permitting).

Winter is the dormant season for trees and usually the best time to prune a tree.  This winter, the Village is pruning Village trees in Maintenance Zone 3, which is East of Rt. 83, West of York Rd. and North of Jefferson St., South of the railroad tracks.  Bensenville contracted with Winkler’s Tree Service to trim 15” and larger diameter trees, indicated by a blue dot, while the Village crews will trim trees that are less than 15” in diameter. This is all part of the Village’s 4-year Pruning Cycle. After the trees are pruned they may look barren until new spring growth occurs. History has proven that proper tree pruning is vital to maintain the appearance and health of the urban forest.

Trees are pruned for improved Aesthetics, Safety and Health.  

Pruning:

  • Helps to maintain a trees shape and appearance
  • Eliminates dead or broken branches and limbs that can fall off at any time.
  • Reduces tree limbs and branches that occasionally grow too close to utility lines.
  • Makes is possible to save an infected tree by strategically trimming away affected branches and limbs.
  • Thins the crown of a tree to improve airflow, which is beneficial.
  • Reduces branches that are crossing or rubbing together, so they don’t fall unexpectedly.  
  • Allows sun light to penetrate the crown of the tree to promote new growth and strengthen existing limbs.
  • Eliminates weak forks in tree stems and reduces the weight on support limbs.
  • Reduces the possibility of future damage to the tree by high winds and storms.
  • Maintains adequate visibility and vertical clearance for vehicle and pedestrian traffic

 For more information on the benefits of trees please visit : https://www.treesaregood.org/treeowner/benefitsoftrees

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