Tree Planting Program

SOLD OUT – Trees for 2021 Spring Planting 

The Village periodically offers a 50/50 Tree Planting Program for residents who are interested in having a tree planted in their parkway.  Foresters from the Public Works department will examine your parkway to determine whether there is sufficient space for a tree to be planted, per the Village tree ordinance.  Residents whose parkway can accommodate a new tree and who choose to participate in the program will be responsible for paying their portion before the tree is planted.  Please keep in mind that the number of trees is limited.  Tree species vary by season and nursery availability.  You may submit a request at any time to have Public Works check your property and you will be contacted the next time the program is offered. 

Tree species offered in Spring 2021:

Shingle OakPink Flair CherryRoyal Red MapleMoraine American SweetgumEmerald City TulipPerkins Pink Yellowwood
Shingle Oak is a native to Illinois and to part of the Chicago region.  This tree is not used as commonly as other oak species, but would be valuable as a parkway tree.

  • Height: 50′-60′
  • Spread: 50′-60′ mature
  • Growth: Slow
  • Habit: Oval
  • Spring Foliage: Dark Green
  • Fall: Yellow-Brown
  • Flower: Dangling, male catkins
  • Fruit: Acorns
This makes a beautiful and big impact for a compact in height tree.  Springtime brings clusters of fragrant, single pink blooms.  It avoids frost damage by flowering a week or two later than is typical of the species and has proven to be the hardiest of the flowering cherries.  Fall color is consistently bright orange-red, and its handsome bark and upright symmetrical form provide year-long appeal.

  • Height: 25′
  • Spread: 15′
  • Growth: Moderate
  • Habit: Vase-shaped
  • Spring Foliage: Dark Green
  • Fall: Bright Orange-Red
  • Flower: Pink
  • Fruit: N/A
It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 7 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines.  It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations.

  • Height: 30′-40′
  • Spread: 35′
  • Growth: Medium to fast
  • Habit: Oval/Rounded
  • Spring Foliage: Deep Purple
  • Fall: Maroon/Red
  • Flower: Small, covered by foliage
  • Fruit: Samara
Moraine Sweetgum is a uniform and fast growing variety with a stunningly brilliant red fall color.  This is the coldest hardy variety of Sweetgum, with excellent star shaped, glossy, dense green leaves.  Moraine Sweetgum is a tall, spreading shade tree with interestingly shaped leaves that turn brilliant red in the fall.

  • Height: 40′
  • Spread: 25′
  • Growth: Rapid
  • Habit: Star-shaped
  • Spring Foliage: Dark Green
  • Fall: Red/Yellow
  • Flower: Violet, pea-like
  • Fruit: N/A
The showy, goblet-shaped, orange-yellow-green flowers appear in late spring after the leaves; the cone-like seed clusters sit upright on the branches.  The golden-yellow fall color of the tulip-tree makes this an excellent choice for large landscapes.  Upright oval, with a bright, clear yellow fall colors.  Flowers are a yellow to greenish yellow with orange center.

  • Height: 55′
  • Spread: 25′
  • Growth: Moderate
  • Habit: Oval
  • Spring Foliage: Dark Green
  • Fall: Golden-yellow
  • Flower: Orange, Yellow, Green
  • Fruit: Nutlet
Perkins Pink Yellowwood has a large cluster of pale pink incredibly fragrant flowers in late spring followed by a stunning yellow fall color.  This is sure to be a showstopper in many ways.  You’ll enjoy its medium size round shape and dappled shade throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

  • Height: 30′
  • Spread: 30′
  • Growth: Moderate
  • Habit: Round
  • Spring Foliage: Medium Green
  • Fall: Yellow/Gold
  • Flower: Pale Pink, very fragrant
  • Fruit: N/A

If you are interested in having one of our Foresters check your property, please submit your contact information below.