Landscaping & Tree Care

Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33 has contracted with Christy Webber Landscapes and Moore Landscapes to provide landscaping for planters and tree pits located within SSA boundaries.

In addition, WPB SSA #33, with the help of Bartlett Tree Experts, inventoried all of our trees in the SSA district and created a management plan for caring for them. Through the creation of the tree management plan, we have learned that the 1700+ trees in the SSA are valued at $3,024,000 and provide environmental services worth $120,000 per year by:

  • Reducing storm water runoff (Our community’s trees intercept more than 1.1 million gallons of rainfall a year!)
  • Providing summer cooling
  • Helping to conserve energy
  • Improving air quality
  • Reducing carbon dioxide
  • Providing an economic boost - Research shows that shoppers will travel farther to visit and linger in a business district with high-quality trees, spending 9-12% more in these areas.