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Arbor Day

City of Highland Park 
2021 Arbor Day Celebration
(Drive-thru Edition)

Saturday May 1, 2021
9:00-11:00 am

Downtown Highland HP Metra Station

1700 St Johns Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035

2021 marks the triumphant return of Highland Park's annual Arbor Day celebration! This year, the event is designed as a safe, socially-distanced, drive-thru giveaway event. Stop by on Saturday May 1st from 9-11am and pick up native plants to brighten up your home and garden this Spring.

Giveaways at this event will include: 

  • Native Tree Seedlings
  • Native Shrubs
  • Milkweed Plants
  • Pollinator-Friendly Seed Packets
  • and More...
For more information on giveaways, see our 2021 Arbor Day Giveaway List & Planting Guides

Free confidential document shredding for residents will be provided by SWALCO. Shredding will be available from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, or until the truck is full. Please note that there is a limit of 4 banker-size boxes of confidential papers per person. Please do not bring newspapers, coupons, magazines or other non-confidential documents as these and other papers may be recycled curbside. 

For the safety of all participants, attendees will remain in their vehicles. Walkup & bicyclists will be asked to register to ensure supplies are available. Registration details to come...

Thank you to our event supporters:

City of Highland Park Public Works Department
Bartlett Tree Care Experts

Davey Tree Care
Lakeshore Recycling Systems 
Lucas Landscape & Design
North Shore Gas
Park District of Highland Park
Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO)

The City of Highland Park issued its first Sustainability Plan in 2010 and, since then, it has not only implemented many projects and created new policies, but also has embedded sustainable practices and procedures within its departments. Sustainability is truly a routine feature of Highland Park’s municipal operations. Learn more about the Sustainability Plan Update.