Tree Planting Program

Trees for the Spring 2020 season are sold out.  Requests received will carry over to the next available 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 2020:

White OakTriumph ElmRed OakPurple Robe Black LocustNative Flame American HornbeamYellowwood
White Oak is a massive, long-lived stately tree with wide-spreading horizontal branches and wine-red fall color.  This native tree provides shade for larger landscapes and parks.

  • Height: 50′-80′
  • Spread: 100′
  • Growth: Slow, Moderate
  • Habit: Broad, irregular, rounded
  • Spring Foliage: Dark Green
  • Fall: Wine red
  • Flower: Drooping, male catkins
  • Fruit: Acorns
Selected by George Ware from Elm crosses at the Morton Arboretum, this tree is disease resistant and has a balanced, upright growth habit.

  • Height: 55′
  • Spread: 45′
  • Growth: Rapid
  • Habit: Upright vase shaped
  • Spring Foliage: Green, glossy
  • Fall: Yellow
  • Flower: Small, covered by foilage
  • Fruit: Samara
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: Bright 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
A native forest understory tree makes this hornbeam great for a woodland of naturalized garden.  New leaves emerge reddish-purple, changing to dark green, then turning yellow to orange-red in the fall, offering a kaleidoscope of color throughout the year.

  • Height: 25′
  • Spread: 25′
  • Growth: Moderate
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Spring Foliage: Dark Green
  • Fall: Yellow to orange-red
  • Flower: Catkins
  • Fruit: Nutlet
This tree is chosen for its fragrant, large white flowers and interesting bark, it works best in the sunny, well drained sites as a specimen or in a grouping.

  • Height: 30′
  • Spread: 40′
  • Growth: Moderate
  • Habit: Low, Rounded
  • Spring Foliage: Bright Green
  • Fall: Golden Yellow
  • Flower: White, fragrant
  • Fruit: brown pod

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