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CITY OF HIGHWOOD: 2020 Tree Planting - Sign Up for a Free Tree!

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By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2019


City of Highwood issued the following announcement on Sept. 16.

Hello Highwood resident!   We Have A Tree For You!

We are excited to announce an upcoming tree planting project in your neighborhood! 

It is free to participate - we will provide the trees, supplies, and facilitate the planting. All you need to do is commit to watering the new tree in front of your home between May and  October for the next three years. Ten gallons (two 5-gallon buckets) of water per week will help each young tree survive and thrive. In turn, the bigger the tree gets the more shade, flood reduction, and other important benefits for your neighborhood for decades to come.    

This is community effort to improve our environment,  Highland Park High School student will be volunteering to assist with the plantings.

Sign Up Now!

Click this link to select a tree from the approved list of tree species and to provide your contact information.

We have a limited number of trees for this project. Trees will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested residents must respond by November 1*.  

The tree planting is scheduled for Sunday, April 26, 2020. 

If you are interested in having a tree planted on your property please submit the online form.  

If you have any questions, please email  Dustin Anand, Community Development Analyst, or call 224-707-2085.

This project is made possible by a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative coordinated by the Chicago Region Trees.    

Click here for more  information.

 *The deadline may be extended.

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Source: City of Highwood

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