Waukegan Illinois Tree Removal FAQs
Do I need a permit in Waukegan, Illinois to remove a tree on my property?
Most likely the answer will be yes, but here are the exact criteria from the city of Waukegan so there is no misinterpretation.
For assistance with your Waukegan Tree Removal Permit Application, please feel free to give a call to one of our Tree Care Specialists. They can walk you through the entire process and even help you submit your tree removal application to ensure all your information is correct to save time, and the best part is there is no extra charge for the permitting service from Allied Tree Care.
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To ensure we understand the exact terminology used by the City of Waukegan, we pulled key definitions used in Section 2.2 Permit Required for Removal of the City of Waukegan Tree Preservation and Landscape Ordinance.
The entire Waukegan Tree Preservation and Landscape Ordinance can be found by clicking this link:
Important Waukegan Tree Preservation and Landscape Definitions
REMOVE OR REMOVAL is the act of causing a tree to be cut down or to die through damaging, poisoning or other direct or indirect action.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT is a legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government agency that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values. It allows you to continue to own and use your land and to sell it or pass it on to heirs. When you donate a conservation easement to a land trust, you give up some of the rights associated with the land, such as the right to build additional structures, while retaining the right to landscape.
TREE PRESERVATION AREAS are areas identified on a plat of subdivision, or on a site plan attached to the ordinance granting a Conditional Use Permit, within which trees are to be preserved. This differs from a Conservation Easement in that removal of undergrowth is permitted.
NO DISTURBANCE AREA is an area, identified on a plat of subdivision or approved development plan around one or more trees within which all construction, grading, installation of utilities and all other land-altering activity is prohibited. No Disturbance Areas may be established as part of the subdivision process or through the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit.
HERITAGE TREE is any tree having a 20” or larger DBH.
PROPERTY THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A DEVELOPMENT PETITION is any property for which an application has been filed for subdivision, Conditional Use Permit, or any activity requiring the issuance of any grading, building utility or demolition permit.
PROTECTED AREA is an area in which tree protection measures are required pursuant to this Ordinance, including without limitation any bluff, conservation area, ravine, heritage tree, No Disturbance Area, Streetscape Preservation Area, or Tree Preservation Area.
STREET TREE is a tree located in the public right-of-way and maintained by the City of Waukegan.
Who approves Tree Removal Permits in Waukegan Illinois?
The Waukegan Department of Planning and Zoning and the Department of Public Works authorize tree removal permits and may be issued by the building department under the following conditions:
I think I have a tree that has a disease or is hurting other trees in my yard. What should I do?
The short answer is to call a professional as quickly as possible.
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How much does it cost to get a tree removed in Waukegan Illinois?
For your convenience Allied Tree Care puts the Waukegan Tree Removal Permit Application Process and Fee from the City (if any) in the service fee to reduce a payment and step in your process.
It goes without saying that depending on the scope and size of each project will determine the final price of your specific project, but to help identify and set proper expectations we put together our average project costs from the past year for Waukegan Illinois Tree Removal home projects.
The average price for Tree Removals for homeowners in Waukegan Illinois typically runs between $500-$900 normally but can be as low as $400 and as high as $1500.
Here is what you should expect when hiring your Tree Removal Company:
- Expert Tree Care Evaluation
- Safe Removal of Tree
- High-Quality Tree Removal Clean Up
- Friendly, Qualified and Efficient Arborist and Tree Care Staff
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Waukegan Illinois Tree Pruning and Trimming FAQs
When is the best time of year to have my trees and branches trimmed?
Trees and branches can be pruned and trimmed all year, but the best time actually is in the late fall/winter after the leaves are off the trees. With the leaves gone the arborist is better able to spot deadwood by looking for changes in branch color, cracks, fungus growth, and other helpful determining symptoms.
How often do I need to have my trees pruned or trimmed?
It’s recommended to have the trees that hang over your home, cars, or that people walk under are trimmed or pruned at least once per year to avoid dead and broken branches and limbs from falling creating a hazard.
What is the approx. cost for tree pruning or trimming services in Waukegan Illinois?
The average price for tree pruning or trimming services for homeowners in Waukegan Illinois typically run between $400-$800 but can be as low as $100 and as high as $1100.
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