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Forestry Section


The Forestry Section maintains approximately 30,000 street and public trees throughout the City of Highland Park. Tree care includes planting, pruning, integrated pest management and removal hazardous parkway trees, as defined by City code. In addition, the Forestry Section manages the landscaping of over 150 City-owned properties including public facilities, train stations, and business districts. The Forestry Section is also responsible for reviewing construction and the care of vegetation within ravines and bluffs for complainace with the City of Highland Park Tree Preservation Ordinance.

For additional information, please review the topics below or contact Forestry Section staff.

Red Horsechestnut
Aesculus carnea- Red Horse-chestnut

TREE REMOVAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS

TREE REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

GREEN DOTS ON TREE

PARKWAY TREE PRUNING

VALUE OF TREES

HEALTH AND MAINTENANCE OF TREES

PLANTING NATIVE SPECIES

RAVINE & BLUFF RESTORATION

TREE PRESERVATION & CONSTRUCTION

McCLORY BIKE TRAIL POLLINATOR GARDEN

EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB)

DUTCH ELM DISEASE (DED)

ORDINANCE ON FERTILIZERS CONTAINING PHOSPHOROUS

REALTOR GUIDE FOR FORESTRY CONCERNS