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IAA Day of Service – Busse Woods, Forest Preserves of Cook County

October 21, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Date: October 21, 2021, (weather date October 28, 2021)
Time: 7:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Busse Woods (Busse Lake Boating Center), near Elk Grove Village, Forest Preserve District of Cook County. IL Route 72, 1/8-mile East of IL Route 53, South entrance.
Description of work: Large deadwood pruning (2” and larger), water sprout removal, crown elevating to 8-10’ of trees in picnic groves, shelters, restroom facilities, along roadways and walkways.
NOTE: There are an extremely limited number of removals, mostly tree pruning.
Personnel required: Climbers, Groundspersons.
PPE required: Head protection meeting the ANSI Z89 Standard, eye protection meeting the ANSI Z87 Standard, work boots covering the ankle and providing ankle support, hearing protection, class 2 or equivalent Hi-Viz vest/shirt, leg protection while operating a chainsaw on the ground.
Equipment required: Aerial lifts (both truck mounted and tracked/wheeled units), trucks and chippers, small material handlers, 1 crane.

The Illinois Arborist Association has scheduled the annual Day Of Service for October 21, 2021, at Busse Woods near Elk Grove Village in the Northwest suburbs. Most of the work, 95%, is tree pruning, so more climbers are needed than past Day Of Services.

The scope of the work is deadwood pruning of 2” and larger, removing major crossing limbs, hangers/broken limbs removal, basal and low trunk water sprout removal, crown elevating to 8 to 10’, and installing a few support systems (through bolts, ¼” EHS cable).

The Park WILL NOT be closed to traffic and pedestrians, so ‘work zone’ barricades will be needed.

This is one of Cook Counties most utilized parks, so our highest priority is PUBLIC SAFETY.

Interested in volunteering?  Click Here to email Norm Hall.


October 21, 2021
7:30 am - 3:00 pm