Lake in the Hills earns Tree City USA Growth Award

Village of Lake in the Hills Forestry Crew Leader Michelle Kiefer educates Lincoln Prairie
Elementary School third grade students on the importance of trees during the Arbor Day Ceremony
held at Village Hall on Friday, April 29, 2022.

The Arbor Day Foundation awarded the village of Lake in the Hills a Tree City USA Growth Award to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management.

A Growth Award is bestowed to a community alongside its Tree City USA recognition for demonstrating environmental improvement and a higher level of tree care, according to a news release.

The Growth Award recognizes major milestones and annual activities in five categories on a point-based system to build sustainable community forestry programs over the long term.

Lake in the Hills has been recognized as a Tree City USA for 18 consecutive years and has previously earned the Growth Award 10 times.