The collection of trees in Downtown Glen Ellyn, called the urban forest, is an important part of Downtown’s appeal. Trees are good for retail businesses, they have aesthetic and psychological benefits and they perform essential functions such as handing stormwater onsite and processing CO2.
“Today’s shoppers are pursuing places that offer social, memorable experiences. Trees help create place and connect to deeply felt preferences and appreciations that people have for nature. The urban forest can be an important part of the vibrant, satisfying places that shoppers enjoy.” – K.L. Wolf, PhD – University of Washington
More trees are coming to downtown as part of the streetscape project!