• Friends of Lakeview

    Adopt-a-Tree Program

    Make a contribution to improve Lakeview’s urban tree canopy! Trees are great for the environment, but doesn't walking down a beautiful tree-lined street also just make you smile and put you at ease? We want our neighborhood to be the greenest and most beautiful in Chicago. While many in Lakeview already enjoy incredible tree-lined streets, some of our neighbors live on blocks with bare spots lacking trees, and they've requested your help. Friends of Lakeview’s Adopt-a-Tree program is raising funds to plant street trees in West Lakeview in fall of 2017 based on requested locations we received from neighbors. You can make a difference by donating to fund all or part of a tree planting.

    Click through one of the five tree planting sites on the map below for additional details and for a link to make a donation.

    About Friends of Lakeview

    Friends of Lakeview is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and partner of the Lakeview Chamber and SSA 27.


    Friends of Lakeview envisions Lakeview as Chicago’s most sought after neighborhood.


    Friends of Lakeview’s mission is to support a vibrant local economy and high quality of life for the benefit of businesses and residents in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood by improving and enhancing public streets and spaces, creating memorable experiences, and promoting the neighborhood.

    Program Areas

    • Community Events: Low-Line Farmers Market, Taco Fest, Trick or Treat on Southport
    • Public Space Enhancements: the Low-Line Vision, Adopt-a-Tree program
    • Planning & Advocacy