Beware of Springtime “Tree Gypsy's”
The much-anticipated signs and sounds of spring will make way for the
annoying ear ringing chain-saw echoes and the never-ending grinding from
wood chippers that seem to endlessly radiate through our tranquil
Residents might get
a knock on their door from a tree worker trying to sell a quick tree
removal or a magical potion that will cure a sick tree. The salesmen
will tell you that they are working next door or on the next street over
and they can do work for you at a good price.
All contractors including “Tree Workers”
must be licensed through the Village’s Building Department to do work.
The Village requires that contractors get licensed to ensure the proper
insurance and bond documentation have been presented.
The man knocking on the door will tell
you they are licensed to work in Palos Park, however it is illegal for
any business working in Palos Park to go door to door and solicit any
business without first obtaining a Village permit.
Residents are urged to verify before
hiring any “Tree” company that the proper Village of Palos Park
licensing requirements have been met. Residents can contact the Village
Hall at 448-2700 to verify the tree contractor is properly licensed.
Tree removals can be very dangerous. It is
important to hire a professional, licensed and bonded company that can
safely remove any tree. Normally, a good
indicator a “Tree” company is not properly licensed through the Village
is if they knock on your door in the early evening or on a weekend when
Village offices are closed.
Residents may contact the Palos Park
Police Department after office hours to verify a “Tree or Landscape”
contractor is legitimate at 448-2191. Residents witnessing trees being
questionably removed from Village property should contact the police