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"Battling Buckthorn" Presentation - Saturday, June 15

Learn how to identify buckthorn, remove it and replace it in your yard on Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at the Deerfield Public Library (920 Waukegan Road).

Buckthorn has harmful effects on surrounding trees, wildlife and native landscapes. Learn from an expert why these invasive woody plants need to be removed and how to establish a plan for eradication. Our presenter, Matt Ueltzen, Restoration Ecologist, LCFPD, has more than 20 years’ experience conserving habitats in the region.

Note: This is the first program of a 3-part tree education series. Please save the dates of September 21 for an educational tree walk and October 12 for a hands-on tree planting activity.

For more information about this program or other upcoming events call 847.719.7404 or visit

This event is sponsored by the Village of Deerfield’s Sustainability Commission, the Deerfield Public Library and Lake County Forest Preserves.

Download the flyer here.

Half-Priced Trees Available with 50/50 Tree Program

Tree Planting

Pay 50% of the cost for one new parkway tree per residence plus the $80 planting fee - we'll pay the rest! See the variety of available trees, their prices and basic information here

Your tree is guaranteed for one year and will be planted for you in the fall by the Public Works Department. Trees will be planted in the parkway only and cannot be planted on private property - this program is for residential properties only. Watch your tree next summer and if you notice any problems, contact the Public Works Department at 847.317.7245.

The application for the program is available online or in person. After making your
tree selection, fill out our Tree Order Form and return it to us with a check in the proper amount. The deadline for ordering trees is August 30.

Get more information here or contact the Public Works Department at 847.317.7245.

Deerfield Park District Reuse-A-Rama - Saturday, June 15


Stop by the Sachs Recreation Center (455 Lake Cook Road) on Saturday, June 15 from 1-4 p.m. for a recycling event, Reuse-A-Rama! Bring your unused items and learn about the many ways to recycle, repurpose and reuse.

A variety of items will be collected in order to keep them out of landfills:

  • Gently used books and board games
  • Eyeglasses
  • Cell phones
  • Gently used stuffed animals and plush toys
  • Textiles – including new, gently used or worn clothing as well as bedding, linens and towels (no pillows, cushions or rugs). Due to space constraints, please limit textile donations to three garbage bags.
  • Shoes – please tie or rubber band together.

A shredding truck will also be on-site from 1:30-4 p.m. Feel free to bring any documents that you would like to have shredded. Please limit the amount to two bags per person.

Get more information here or by contacting the Deerfield Park District at 847.945.0650.

Learn How to "Put Waste in its Place"

The Village recently launched a new recycling game for children, teens and adults, Put Waste in its Place! Learn what you can and can't recycle in Deerfield by dragging items into the trash, recycling, yard waste bags and more.

Put waste in its place here or by clicking the image below.

Put Waste in its Place
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