Trees and natural ground cover play a central role in supporting the physical and mental health within communities, improving air and water quality, helping to reduce building energy use, and supporting climate mitigation. Trees are critical in filtering air and removing harmful pollutants such as carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and ground-level ozone. The Village of North Riverside plants 40 trees a Year in Fall if you are a resident you can request a parkway tree by clicking here
Village's Native Plant Gardens
Native plants are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, insects, birds and other animals. Unlike natives, common horticultural plants do not provide energetic rewards for their visitors and often require insect pest control to survive. The Village of North Riverside has planted three native gardens around the Village ground and Commons Park.