Parkway Tree Cost Share Program
The Recreation & Parks Department offers a tree cost share program to plant trees in residential parkways. This can be for trees removed due to disease or hazardous condition or simply if one would like a tree in the parkway. Attached is a list of suggested trees but the Village will consider most any selection a resident might have. Trees that may not be planted include weak wooded species such as Silver Maple and Siberian Elm or anything not suited to parkway or suburban conditions. Species selection and planting locations are dependent on parkway size and the location of utilities.
The program is very simple. A residents share to purchase a tree is $125.00. The village and the resident will agree on a tree species, the Village will purchase and plant the tree and ask that the resident assume the watering of the tree for the first few years of establishment. The village will assume the long term care for the tree.
Stop by Recreation & Parks at Village Hall to discuss the program and purchase your new parkway tree.
Reasons to support our trees:
Trees provide the obvious benefits of shade and beauty as well as some very real environmental benefits. The Morton Arboretum recently conducted a region wide survey to determine the state of our regional forest. The results of this survey were published as The Regional Tree Census. This comprehensive study estimated the structural compensatory value of the Chicago land urban forest at $51.2 billion. This significant resource deserves our attention and support. A more detailed breakdown of the value of the Chicago regional forest gives annual functional values of $14 million for carbon sequestration; $205 million for pollution removal; and $4 million for reduced energy costs.