The intent of this chapter is to ensure the presence, conservation and perpetuation of heritage trees within the Village, and to educate residents about their existence and the importance of protecting them. Heritage trees are a unique natural resource found throughout the Village of Barrington Hills that have a positive impact on animal habitat, air and soil quality, as well as watershed and invasive species management. By preventing situations that may substantially alter the natural environment, the Village aims to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents, while also ensuring that they may continue to enjoy all the benefits of living in the unique environment of Barrington Hills. This may be accomplished by regulating how heritage trees may be removed and replaced, as a result of building construction and/or landscape activity. (Ord. 19-14, 7-22-2019)