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Technical Resources-Tree-Protection Measures

 

 

Any time there is construction and development planned in an area where there are trees, the trees will need to be protected. The International Society of Arboriculture and the USDA Forest Service have been providing educational materials and training on this topic to foresters and arborists for decades. One premiere publication for training has been  Trees and Development: A Technical Guide to Preservation of Trees During Land Construction
 
In Illinois, the AISWCD houses the Urban Manual. This manual provides standards, drawings and specifications for construction projects in an effort to reduce soil erosion. Trees are covered in the standards:
 
 

Below Is the Northbrook, Illinois Local Tree Preservation Ordinances. It is a premier example. 

NORTHBROOK TCU 2015 ARTICLE_II._TREE_PERMITS_PROTECTION_AND_PRESERVATION.pdfNORTHBROOK TCU 2015 ARTICLE_II._TREE_PERMITS_PROTECTION_AND_PRESERVATION.pdf

 

Below is the City of Park Ridge Tree Care Ordinance with a Tree Protection section toward the end of the document.

PARK RIDGE TREE ORDINANCE .pdfPARK RIDGE TREE ORDINANCE .pdf