Tree Giveaways

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Northbrook’s Climate Action Plan calls on the Village to increase our tree canopy by offering annual free tree giveaways. The fall 2022 giveaway includes a variety of trees that provide food and habitat to wildlife plus are well-adapted to Northbrook’s climate. See the detailed list of species available linked here

Please read carefully and fill out the web form to submit a request for a free tree. Before submitting your tree request, ensure that your property will meet the needs of your desired tree. Always check that the location of where you are planting will allow enough space for the tree to grow to its fullest height and width extent as listed. 

You will receive confirmation via email if there is a tree available for you. Pickups will be held on October 4 and October 18 from 3:30-5:30pm at 655 Huehl Road. Plants are currently 3-5 feet tall and come in one-gallon sized containers: you will be responsible for tree pickup, planting, and maintenance for this private property tree giveaway.

Summer 2022 Update: Know the Signs of Oak Decline

The Public Works Department is noticing and receiving reports about Oak trees in need of attention. Oak trees that are stressed by drought or temperature extremes become more susceptible to pests and diseases. To learn more about this condition, please review this notice. For more information about Oak decline in our urban forest, contact the Forestry Division at 847-272-4711 or by email at terry.cichocki@northbrook.il.us.

Tree Planting Guide

See tree planting guide here. Always check that the location of where you are planting meets the needs of the tree, and that it will have enough space to grow to its fullest height and width extent as listed below.  

For further information and suggestions on planting the right tree for the right place, contact Mark Cacioppo at 847-664-4123 or mark.cacioppo@northbrook.il.us.