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Transcript of Trees
Trees in parkways are planted by the
Tinley Park Public Works Department,
but they are ultimately the responsibility of the homeowner. The homeowner also is accountable for trimming trees that hang over the sidewalk so branches do not interfere with pedestrians. The
Public Works Department Tree Maintenance Program
is conducted during the winter. Please call the office if you have a dead parkway tree. Periodically, the
Tinley Park Public Works Department
trims low-hanging branches from parkway trees for safety reasons. This helps prevent broken mirrors, smashed windshields and other hazards to vehicles that must travel along curbs, such as
vehicles, street sweepers, emergency vehicles and delivery trucks.
The Chandelier Tree
The Chandelier Tree
Drive-Thru Tree Park i
s a 315-foot tall coast redwood tree in
with a 6-foot wide by 6-foot-9-inch high hole cut through its base to allow a car to drive through. Its base measures 21 ft in diameter.
comes from its unique limbs that resemble a chandelier. The limbs, which measure from 4 to 7 ft in diameter, begin 100 ft above the ground. The tree is believed to have been carved in the early 1930s by
is a way of learning something about trees without cutting them down. When coring a tree, you look at tree rings to learn the age and growth rate of a tree.
In botany, a
is a perennial plant with an elongated stem, or trunk, supporting leaves or branches. In some usages, the definition of a
may be narrower, including only woody plants, only plants that are usable as lumber or only plants above a specified height. At its broadest,
include the taller palms, the
ferns, bananas and bamboo.
native species requiring a fairly mild climate and moist but well drained alkaline soils of moderate to high fertility.
The TREE Foundation
is a non-profit organization dedicated to tree research, exploration and education. It pursues and promotes research, education, and exploration to advance the conservation of our planet’s botanical resources and ecosystems dependent upon them.