03/15/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 03/15/2019 10:30
The Village is offering a cost sharing program for parkway tree planting/replacement in 2019. All trees purchased through this program will be cost shared, 25% by the property owner (approximately $80.00) and 75% (approximately $270.00) by the Village. The cost of each tree covers the cost of the tree, shipping and planting. Please do not send money with your order form. All trees will be invoiced prior to planting and must be paid for before the tree will be planted. Trees will be planted in the spring and fall, depending on the species.
If you would like to participate, please complete the form linked below to reserve your tree before March 30, 2019 and return it via e-mail or physically to the contact information at the end of this post . Please make sure you include all requested information. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Varieties are available on a limited basis and not all varieties available are suitable for every location. The Public Works Forestry Division will visit each site to determine the proper tree for each location, based on Municipal code and guidelines set by the Morton Arboretum. Trees will be 8 to 13 feet in height depending on their caliper and species. A watering bag will be put on the new trees, which residents are responsible to fill once a week. All trees are guaranteed for one year and will be replaced by the Village, if they fail to live.
The Village urges residents to take advantage of this opportunity to increase the value and beauty of our neighborhoods and ensure the future health of our urban forest. If you should have any questions, please contact Jenny Pesek at (708)-246-1800 x 200 or email [email protected]. Forms may be submitted via e-mail or physically to 740 Hillgrove Avenue, Western Springs, IL 60558.