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Forestry Section

The Forestry Section is responsible for the maintenance of about 30,000 street trees, including planting, removing, annual trimming, and integrated pest management. It preserves the urban forest canopy by reviewing construction and development for compliance with city code. It manages the landscape of over 160 City-owned properties and right-of-ways. The Forestry Section is also responsible for landscape and infrastructure maintenance in the Central Business District. 

TREE REMOVAL PERMIT APPLICATION
The online tree removal permit application is under-construction.  The online application submittal works but it will be fine-tuned.  
If you are on a PC, you may download the attached application and complete and submit [button at the bottom of page 1 near Applicant information].  The submit button will generate an email from your preferred email method. This form may be saved, reset and reused as needed for future tree removal needs. Please note that there are required fields to be completed for form submittal: Site Address, Trees to be removed (#), DBH/Species/Reason & Location for Tree 1, Applicant information, and check box for Terms & Conditions.

As always, you may print an application here and bring the completed form to the Public Works Department at 1150 Half Day Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035.


HEALTH AND MAINTENANCE OF TREES

ValueofTrees2    GreenDot2

 DutchElmDisease2  EmeraldAshBorer2   GypsyMoth2     

PROTECTING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES
  RavineBluffRestoration2      PlantingNativeSpecies2 
 TreePreservationDuringConstruction2   WinterTreeTrimming2

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    Licensed Landscaper     Ordinance Regulating Fertilizers     Realtor Guide to Forestry  



 

 

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