The Village's tree preservation regulations provide for the orderly protection of specified trees; to promote the health, safety, welfare, and quality of life for Village residents; to protect property values; and to avoid significant negative impacts on adjacent properties. By assuring preservation and protection of the urban forest, these resources will remain significant contributions to the landscape, streets and parks, as well as continue to help define the unique character of Lake Bluff. 

A tree permit is required for any activity that will cause, or is reasonably likely to cause, the damage or removal of any tree(s) that has a diameter breast height (DBH) of 2 inches or greater.  A permit must be obtained prior to the commencement of any activity.  This is to ensure that the tree being removed is, in fact, not a protected tree.

Tree Removal Permit Application