Tree Management Plan
The Bensenville Park District currently manages more than 4,000 trees throughout its park system, and there is a limited amount of room for future tree planting in the parks. For nearly a year, the district inventoried its trees and developed its Urban Forestry Management Plan, which details how these trees will be managed for the benefit of Bensenville Park District and its residents and patrons through 2032.
The park district was awarded a $20,000 grant to complete tree inventories and develop a management plan for its urban forest in April 2021. Funds were provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Urban and Community Forestry Core Grant Program, and the grant was administered by The Morton Arboretum and the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI). The district contributed an additional $13,000 to cover the fees associated with the tree inventory and management plan conducted and created by Great Lakes Urban Forestry Management.
The Bensenville Park District Board of Commissioners passed the comprehensive tree management plan at its regular meeting March 16, 2022.