Village of Hinckley

Proud Past, Bright Future

Tree City USA

The Village of Hinckley is proud to announce that we have been making efforts to be recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a member of the Tree City USA program. To find out more information about the program read below or click this link.


The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.

More than 3,400 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA. They have achieved Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.

Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony 

On April 27, 2018, the Village of Hinckley celebrated Arbor Day and hosted a tree planting ceremony. Trustee Michael Constant read a proclamation declaring April 27, 2018, to be Arbor Day in Hinckley, IL.


During the Tree Planting Ceremony, we planted one Chinkapin Oak, and one Bald Cypress provided by Morton Arboretum.



  • Reduce costs for energy, stormwater management, and erosion control. Trees yield 3–5 times their cost in overall benefits to the city.
  • Cut energy consumption by up to 25%. Studies indicate that as few as three additional trees planted around each building in the United States could save $2 billion annually in energy costs.
  • Boost property values across your community. Properly placed trees can increase property values from 7–20%. Buildings in wooded areas rent more quickly, and tenants stay longer.
  • Build stronger ties to your neighborhood and community. Trees and green spaces directly correlate to greater connections to neighbors.
  • Honor your community and demonstrate your commitment to a healthier environment through Arbor Day celebrations and Tree City USA recognition.
  • Benefit from a framework for action provided by the four core standards. Many communities use the Tree City USA standards as a way to begin caring for city trees. Others regularly enhance urban forest management through improved ordinances, innovative programs and increased emphasis on planting and care.
  • Educate people living in your city about the value of trees and the importance of sustainable tree management. Annual participation as a Tree City USA community provides this opportunity and makes it easier to engage individuals and organizations throughout the city. Tree City USA status can also create a strong working relationship with your state forestry agency and other groups.
  • Improve community pride. Participation in the Tree City USA program helps residents feel good about the place they live and work. Annual recognition shows visitors and prospective residents that trees, conservation, and the environment are important to your community.
  • Gain publicity with recognition materials. Tree boards, parks departments, public works officials and volunteers are recognized for the valuable work they provide to the community. Many communities share their Tree City USA recognition across city departments as well as with elected officials, students and business leaders.


For more information about the Tree City USA program follow navigate to the Arbor Day Foundation Website!