Town Forestry

The Parks and Recreation Department provides for the care and maintenance of all trees located on Town-owned property. Trees that are rooted in the public right-of-way are the property of the Town of Normal. Each year the department’s forestry division plants hundreds of new trees along public streets, throughout our parks and on the Constitution Trail. Forestry staff routinely prunes Town-owned trees for required vehicular clearances at intersections and stop signs. Pruning necessities also include pedestrian clearances over sidewalks and corrective needs to aid in the health and appearance of each tree. Forestry staff also removes dead, dying, or diseased trees for health, safety, and aesthetic purposes. Submit a work request on a Town-owned tree or to report a dead tree and/or limb hazard.
Trees and ISU

Town Tree & Shrub Ordinance


All trees and shrubs planted in or located on the public right-of-way are the property of the Town.

Impacts on the Town Tree Canopy
A Tree Impact Permit must be submitted prior to performing any work that will affect the community's tree canopy.

Planting Trees & Shrubs on Town Property
Hundreds of new trees are planted on town-owned property every year.  Please plant trees but follow Town requirements and planting guidelines.

Town’s Tree Inventory
A comprehensive inventory of the Town’s tree canopy was completed in the summer of 2020.  View the tree data here.

Resident Tree Planting Program
Beautify your home and neighborhood by planting trees.

Tree City USA


Since 1999, the Town has been designated a Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation.