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2021 Arbor Day Drive-Thru Event

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The below information pertains to the 2021 Arbor Day Celebration, and is provided for archival purposes.

Join us on Saturday, May 1 for an Arbor Day celebration! This year, the event is designed as a safe, socially-distanced, drive-thru (and bike-friendly!) giveaway event. Stop by on Saturday May 1, 2021 from 9-11 AM and pick up native plants to brighten up your home and garden this spring.

Giveaways at this event will include: 
  • Native Deciduous Tree Seedlings
  • Evergreen Trees
  • Native Shrubs
  • Milkweed Plants
  • Native Seed Packets
  • and more....
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)