Park District receives grants for tree inventory, tree management plan and to plant additional trees!

In 2022, the Prospect Heights Park District was awarded the USDA Forest Service and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Urban and Community Forestry Partner Grant to plant 70 trees on park district properties.   In 2024 these trees were planted on the bike path and McDonald field and in the following parks: Rosemary Roth, Lions, Country Gardens, Izaak Walton, Jaycee, School Street, Wedgewood and Tully.  These trees included Northern Catalpas, American Lindens, Tulips, and Cornelian Dogwoods.   

In 2020, the Prospect Heights Park District was awarded the Urban & Community Forestry Grant administered by The Morton Arboretum for an inventory of public trees on park district properties AND an urban forest management plan.   Through The Morton Arboretum’s competitive bid process, Graft Tree Care, a qualified contractor, was selected to complete the inventory and management plan. The goal of this program is to improve the health and function of the urban forest to support healthy ecosystems and improved quality of life through: (1) Preservation and protection of trees (2) An improved understanding of what forest composition and structure exists to support improved management and health (3) Improved management and care of the urban forest for the short and long term (4) Increased health and growth of the urban forest.

*The source of this federal funding is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service through direction of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Tree Management Plan 2022
Ordinance No. 09.26.2023 Tree Preservation Ordinance

Park District park properties listed below