Native Landscape Contractors, LLC is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of this 310-acre project for the Illinois Tollway and Lake County Forest Preserves. The project began in 2013 as we worked with a general contractor to begin to restore this natural area.
Project: Pine Dunes
Pizzo company: Native Landscape Contractors, LLC
Project size: A 310-acre project for Illinois Tollway on Lake County Forest Preserves property.
Details of our work: Working with a general contractor, we initially conducted the removal of woody trees, cattails, and reed canary grass. We then created new wetlands, prairie and savanna, restored a stream bank and installed more than 150,000 native plant plugs. We currently have ongoing responsibility for invasive species management including herbicide treatment and prescribed fire.