The following documents and links are intended to provide information about the Nature Trail Restoration as the Park District transitions through each phase of the project.

Tree Pruning


Asplund Tree Service is going to be side pruning on the Nature Trail on Wednesday, October 7, and Thursday, October 8, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. This is strictly prune back! No trees will be removed.

Arbor Day Celebrated with Nature Trail Shrub Planting


On Friday, April 26th (Arbor Day), the DeKalb Park District coordinated a shrub planting along the DeKalb Nature Trail. Over 200 shrubs were provided by ComEd to be planted. Staff from the Park District and over two dozen volunteers from Encap, ComEd, and the community were on hand to plant the shrubs. The work took less than 2 hours with the many hands that were available. The Park District would like to thank all those involved in the planting effort! Also, thank you to Ecowater for their donation of bottled water for the event. See more photos from the event.

Nature Trail Restoration: Community Meeting Presentation (4/22/19)

Nature Trail Restoration Overview

North Section (1st St - Country Club Ln.)

Middle Section (Country Club Ln. - Greenwood Acres Dr.)

South Section (Greenwood Acres Dr. - Sycamore Rd.)

Nature Trail Phase Two information

Informational Materials...

Herbicide Use in Natural Areas:

A Guide for Volunteer Land Stewards

Co-Presented by...

The Nature Conservancy | Illinois Preserves Commission