Urban Forest

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Not only do trees provide shade and beauty to our community, they also provide some very real environmental benefits. Maintaining our existing tree canopy is vital to mitigating the effects of major weather events. 

The Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) conducted a study of Waukegan's Urban Forest. To view the Waukegan Urban Forestry Summary, click here. You can learn more about the importance of urban trees, compare our tree canopy and land use to the rest of Lake County, and learn where we can grow our urban forest.