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Forestry and Landscaping

Highland Park Named Tree City USA 
TreeCityLogoThe National Arbor Day Foundation has designated Highland Park as a Tree City USA. To earn the designation, a community must have a tree board or department, have a city tree ordinance, maintain a comprehensive forestry program and observe Arbor Day each year.
Tree Preservation Ordinance
A tree removal permit is required before removing any tree larger than eight inches in diameter as measured 4.5 feet from the ground or for any multi-stemmed tree of 15 inches or greater. A tree preservation plan, which includes a survey and the methods used to preserve trees during construction, must accompany all applications for building permits. 

Tree Planting Program 
The City offers a shared-cost program for residents and property owners to plant new trees on City rights of way. This program allows citizens to have trees of their choice planted along streets adjacent to their homes or businesses. 

A variety of tree species are available for purchase; each tree's cost varies depending upon the particular species chosen. The cost includes the price of the tree, as well as expenses related to planting. Interested residents should call 847.926.1604 for more information. 


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