Ash Tree Removal / Replacement Program (ATRRP)

The Village of Orland Park Public Works Department recently completed its village wide stump removal process, part of its Ash Tree Removal/Replacement Program. Approximately 7000 parkway trees have been removed in Orland Park because of the emerald ash borer.

Orland Park anticipates planting 3200 trees by the end of the 2016 planting season, replacing the trees that had to be destroyed. At its September 6 meeting, the Orland Park Village Board approved hiring a second contractor to help complete the planting process by the end of the season. In many cases, the same number of trees cannot be replaced as was removed because of underground infrastructure, placement distance from stumps that have been ground below the surface, the size of the parkway and other concerns.

Learn more about Orland Park's Emerald Ash Borer Tree Replacement Program and frequently asked questions.
Free Wood Chips Program

Orland Park’s on going tree trimming program has resulted in a supply of wood chips available for village residents on a first-come basis. Public Works employees have been mulching the trees they have been trimming and the end product is now available, free to residents.

During daylight hours, Orland Park residents may bring their own containers to collect the free chips at the north entrance to the Public Works facility, located at:
15655 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland, IL 60462. For more information, call Public Works at 708-403-6350.

Mulch Benefits
Mulch helps retain the soil’s moisture, provides weed and grass control, and protects tree trunks and surface roots from mowing equipment. Mulch also offers erosion control, breaking the rain’s impact and helps improve the appearance of landscaping.

Further information about mulch can be found at the US Department of Agriculture.

Pavement Crack Sealing Program

Purpose of Crack Sealing
Crack sealing is designed to extend the life of existing pavements by eliminating or reducing the entrance of water into the pavement structure through the upper surface. By eliminating the entrance of water into the street sub surface, deterioration to the roadway is significantly reduced.

Overlaying the street can be deferred for several years and maintenance costs are lowered. Crack sealing can be very effective and extend the life of the asphalt pavement significantly.

Steps in Eliminating Cracks in the Pavement
  1. Rout the cracks. Routing removes deteriorated material and provides a consistent channel in which the sealant can be applied.
  2. Clean with compressed air to remove debris and prepare the surface for the sealant.
  3. Apply hot sealant to the routed cracks. The sealant remains flexible, which allows it to withstand extreme temperature changes.
Sidewalk Gap Program

The main purpose of this project is to fill “gaps” where sidewalk is missing between two points and make it safer for pedestrian traffic and not to repair sidewalks that are damaged or cracked. The Sidewalk Gap Program is not intended to construct sidewalks on vacant lots within subdivisions that are currently under development.

If you know of a gap in the sidewalk on a village street please call Public Works at 708-403-6350.

Filling in the Gaps
The Public Works Department has contracted with a private company to fill in sections of sidewalk that are not connected. The contractor will be in various areas throughout the village to connect portions of missing sidewalk along the roadway.