200 S. Hough Street  Barrington, IL 60010 | (847) 304-3400

Forestry & Property Maintenance

The Forestry Division is responsible for the care and maintenance of all Village owned property as well as the majority of rights-of-way within the Village. Areas of responsibility include the maintenance of over 8,000 parkway trees, 70 acres of public rights-of-way, the Village Center, portions of Northwest Highway, 11 municipal sites, nine passive parks, Barrington Memorial Park and four wetland restoration projects located within our community. While smaller jobs are completed with in-house staff, the majority of this work is completed through the use of outside contractors. 

The Forestry Division is also responsible for reviewing new development projects and confirming adherence to the Tree Preservation section of the Village’s Development Regulations, and meeting with residents to discuss plant health care on both public and private property. Along with coordinating individual permit review and compliance as it relates to public and private tree protection and preservation, securing compliance of tree preservation and native area out lots maintenance requirements within many of our subdivisions, please contact Development Services at (847) 304-3460. 

Andrew Thickpenny, Street Superintendent

(847) 381-7903


Connor Justes, Street Foreman

(847) 381-7903


Major Service Activities

Parkway Tree Maintenance

Street Scape

  • Install and maintain village-owned summer and winter baskets annually
  • Maintain over a dozen planting beds
  • Daily watering, fertilizing as necessary, weeding and litter pickup from (May through October)
  • Water and trim streetscape trees
  • Install and maintain 29 seasonal planters and the gazebo planter and site

Other Activities

  • Village Chipper Program
  • Review and inspect commercial and residential development
  • Assist residents in establishment of newly planted trees
  • Support Arbor Day activities at the nine area grade schools
  • Maintain wetland/native areas owned by the Village
  • Assist other Public Works Divisions in operational emergencies including snow and ice, water distribution and sanitary collection repairs.

Turf Maintenance

Mow and trim, fertilize and weed control application, litter pick up, shrub and tree trimming, planting bed maintenance:

  • Village Hall
  • Public Safety
  • Public Works
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant
  • Four Well Sites
  • Cumnor Avenue building
  • Train station grounds and commuter parking lot
  • 11 parking lot areas and 9 passive parks
  • Northwest Hwy. between Hart Rd. and Ela Rd.  (Some of these areas are maintained by the adjacent property owner)
  • Barrington’s White House
  • Barrington Village Center