Tree Planting Program

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.  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.  The Spring 2019 planting has ended but you can make 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 vary by season and nursery availability, but tree species offered in Spring 2019 were:

Eastern RedbudSawtooth OakRed OakPurple Robe Black LocustDawn RedwoodMountain Sentinel Quaking Aspen
This native tree is named for its most distinctive attributes, which are the lavender-pink flower buds it produces in spring. It prefers cool roots, so plant in partial shade.

  • Height: 20′
  • Spread: 20′
  • Growth: Moderate
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Spring Foliage: Green
  • Fall: Yellow
  • Flower: Lavender-Pink
  • Fruit: Brown Pod
Unusual, chestnut-like, glossy dark green leaves with marginal teeth make Sawtooth Oak easy to identify. Native to Asia, this medium size oak would work well in parks and large yards.

  • Height: 50′
  • Spread: 50′
  • Growth: Moderate
  • Habit: Round Spreading
  • Spring Foliage: Dark Green
  • Fall: Bronze to Pale Brown
  • Flower: Yellow-green catkins
  • Fruit: Acorns, abundant
Northern red oak is native to the Midwest and is one of the faster growing oaks for the home landscape. The leaves are handsome throughout the year, emerging pinkish-red, turning lustrous dark green in summer, and changing to russet-red to bright red in autumn. Its tolerance of salt and air pollution makes it a good tree for more exposed areas.

  • Height: 70′
  • Spread: 45′
  • Growth: Moderate
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Spring Foliage: Bright Green, Glossy
  • Fall: Red
  • Flower: Yellow-green catkins
  • Fruit: Acorns
Purple tinted new growth matures to a dull, blue-green on pinnately compound leaves. Beautiful, violet pea-like, fragrant flowers bloom in pendulous clusters in late May to early June for about a week.

  • Height: 40′
  • Spread: 25′
  • Growth: Moderate
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Spring Foliage: Purple, blue-green
  • Fall: Yellow
  • Flower: Violet, pea-like
  • Fruit: 2-4″ brown pod
This giant, deciduous, coniferous tree needs no explanation. Beautiful, soft, fern-like foliage emerges light green, darkens to deep green, and ends the season with a rich red-bronze fall color. Requires moist, humus, well-drained soils.

  • Height: 70′
  • Spread: 25′
  • Growth: Rapid
  • Habit: Conical
  • Spring Foliage: Deep Green
  • Fall: Red-bronze
  • Flower: Non-Flowering
  • Fruit: Cones
Highlights include beautiful white bark, deep green “quaking” foliage, and golden yellow fall color and disease resistance. Can be used as a focal point or a mass planting.

  • Height: 40′
  • Spread: 20′
  • Growth: Moderate
  • Habit: Narrow, Rounded
  • Spring Foliage: Dark-green, Glossy
  • Fall: Golden Yellow
  • Flower: Catkins
  • Fruit: Capsule

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