On May 1st, 2003, the Village of Northfield adopted the Tree Preservation & Protection Ordinance
and Landscape Plan Review Ordinance in order to designate protected trees
within the Village. The ordinances define trees located within the
right-of-way, front or side yard on a single family parcel or any portion
of a multi-family or non-residential site as protected. Trees will be
deemed protected in these areas if they are greater than 6” in naturalized
areas or are greater than 3” in previously landscaped areas.
Prior to the removal of a protected tree, the owner of the property must come to the Building Department
located in the Village Hall, 361 Happ Road, to receive a permit.
If the tree(s) to be removed is in good health and a good species,
it will have to be replaced with an equal number of caliper inches of
trees. If a tree is a poor species or in poor health, no replacement is necessary, however, a permit is still required. Anyone who removes a tree
without a permit or a tree designated for protection,would be required to replace the tree at two times the
number of caliper inches.
Tree & Landscape Guidelines
The Landscape Regulations set forth standards for buffering,
screening and enhancing parking lots, transitional zones, signs, building
foundations and refuse screening. Residential properties are exempt unless
the landscaping is required due to tree preservation issues or if the
property is part of a Planned Unit Development (PUD). Any questions regarding the Tree Preservation & Protection Ordinance and
Landscape Plan Review Ordinance , can be directed to Linnea O’Neill, Village
Planner/Landscape Architect at (847) 784-3555. Linnea is in the office
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00AM to 3:00PM