Can I plant my own tree on the tree bank?

To plant a tree yourself, please complete and return the Tree Planting Permit Application. There is no fee for this permit.  We advise you to evaluate your planting site and choose your preferred species. The location and species selection will be reviewed for approval by the City of Elgin Forestry Division. Once we receive the completed application, City staff will contact you to discuss the project and help you plant the right tree in the right place. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 311 or 847-931-6001, or you may e-mail More information is available here.

Tree Planting Permit Application

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1. Can I plant my own tree on the tree bank?
2. What information do you have on the Emerald Ash Borer?
3. Who is responsible for watering a newly planted tree?