Fall 2017 Parkway Tree Replacement Program
Through its long-running Parkway Tree Program, the Village of Bartlett has shared the cost of planting trees with homeowners in an effort to reforest Bartlett’s parkways. This program has been accelerated in recent years due to the devastation caused by the emerald ash borer infestation in Illinois. The Village continues its commitment to reforestation and diversification by offering a large number of tree species again this year.
All trees available for order are 2 inches in diameter, at a cost of only $50 per tree. Due to the fixed number of trees, orders will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. If the tree you order sells out, you will be contacted to make another selection.
You are only eligible to purchase a tree if you had a tree removed from your parkway or have the space for one to be planted. Trees must be spaced 30 to 40 feet apart. Other restrictions, such as proximity to street lights, hydrants, storm sewers, etc. may occur. Planting locations will be determined by the Village.
Public Works will begin taking orders August 21 for the fall planting season. See the photo album below for the trees available or call Public Works, 630-837-0811, for more information. Order forms, with checks made payable to the Village of Bartlett, must be received by October 20. Please mail orders to: Parkway Tree Program, Bartlett Public Works, 1150 Bittersweet Dr, Bartlett, IL 60103.
In 2018, the Village will be returning to a 50/50 cost share program with residents for parkway trees. Therefore, this is the last opportunity to purchase a replacement tree for only $50.
Tree Order Form
The Village does allow homeowners to plant trees in the parkway themselves. However, a permit must be filled out and approved by the Village arborist. The tree must be planted by a licensed contractor, and the homeowner is responsible for the entire cost of the tree and installation; there is no cost sharing with the Village. The permit can be found below.
2017 Parkway Trees
Updated on 09/22/2017 7:38 AM
Public Works will start accepting orders on 8/21
- Northern Catalpa: A large (50 feet), native shade tree, it tolerates heat and drought. White flowers in spring, green leaves change to yellow-green in fall.
- Royal Raindrops Crabapple: This disease resistant, spreading crabapple reaches a height of 20 feet. Pinkish red flowers combine with purple cutleaf foliage for a spring display. Fall color is orange-red. Tiny red fruits through fall and winter.
- Royal raindrops crabapple - view 2
- Regal Prince Oak: Beautiful oak with a narrow, upright shape. A 45-foot height and 20-foot spread at maturity. Green foliage fades to yellow in fall.
- Redpointe Maple: SOLD OUT
- Espresso Kentucky Coffee Tree: This seedless, oval-shaped tree has a 50-foot mature height and spread of 35 feet. Heat, drought and cold tolerant.
- Japanese Tree Lilac: A smaller sized tree that reaches a height and spread of 20 feet. It produces large clusters of creamy white, fragrant flowers in late spring, early summer. Drought resistant.
- Eastern Redbud: The profuse, rosy pink flowers that bloom in April or May before the leaves develop make this native tree a spring favorite. Heart-shaped leaves emerge a reddish color, turning dark green in summer and yellow in the fall. Grows at a medium rate, reaching a height of 20 to 30 feet and a spread of 25 to 35 feet at maturity. Society of Municipal Arborists 2010 Tree of the Year.
- Exclamation! London Planetree - view 1
- Exclamation! London Planetree: A strong central leader, upright pyramidal shape and dense branching make this an easy, fast growing tree. Mature height is 55 feet with a spread of 35 feet. Tolerant of difficult urban conditions and resistant to anthracnose and frost cracking. Exfoliating brown and cream bark adds to its interest.
- Purple Robe Locust: A tough, fast growing tree, well adapted to hot, dry conditions. Reaches a height of 50 feet and spread of 30 feet. Newly emerging leaves are purple tinted, turning to bronze-green as they age. Dark purple flowers in spring. Yellowish fall color.
- Hackberry: A tough native tree that is tolerant of climatic conditions and urban abuse. Reaches a height of 45 feet. Light green leaves fade to yellow in fall. Rough, corky bark adds interest and resists damage.
- Autumn Blaze Maple: Drought tolerance and exceptionally bright red fall color are hallmarks of this popular and proven performer. This fast growing hybrid reaches a height of 50 feet with a spread of 40 feet.
- Accolade Elm: Strong, arching branching gives this large shade tree a sturdy, vase-shaped growth habit. Fast growing as a young tree, reaching up to 60 feet in height with a spread of 40 feet. Remarkably dark green and glossy foliage with yellow fall color. Disease and pest resistant and drought tolerant. Society of Municipal Arborists 2012 Tree of the Year.
- Swamp White Oak: A beautiful native shade tree with lustrous, heavy textured green leaves. Maximum height and spread of 45 feet with a rounded, open form. Adaptable to wet, poorly drained soils and tolerance of drought. Yellowish brown to reddish fall color.
- Triumph Elm: Strong, upright branching gives this large shade tree a sturdy, symmetrical growth habit. Fast growing as a young tree, reaching up to 55 feet in height with a spread of 45 feet. Remarkably dark green and glossy foliage with yellow fall color. Disease and pest resistant as well as drought tolerant.
- Emerald Sunshine Elm: A strong central leader and upright, symmetrical growth habit make this an easy-care tree. Maturing smaller than most elms, it develops a vase shaped canopy as it reaches about 30 feet in height with a spread of about 25 feet. Leaves retain their fresh, green appearance through the hot days of summer. Fall color is a rich yellow, sometime with purple tints on the tips. Disease and pest resistant and adaptable to tough urban settings.
- Purple Prince Crabapple: The purple bronze foliage and bright flowers of this outstanding rosy bloom crab make it a beautiful specimen. Purple Prince is fast growing and does not suffer from stem splitting. It is also low maintenance. Rounded shape with 20 foot height and width.
- Brandywine Maple: A seedless variety. Dark green foliage in the summer, but produces deep red fall color ten days later than most red maples. Oval shape with a height of 40 feet and 30 foot spread.
- State Street Maple: This Morton Arboretum release has excellent drought and cold tolerance and clean, pest-free foliage. Rough corky bark and golden yellow fall color are a few other attributes. Mature height is 50 feet and 35 feet wide.
- Princeton Elm: With its dense symmetrical upright form and dark green foliage, this has proven to be one of the best American Elms for resisting the attack of Dutch elm disease. Height of 65 feet and spread of 50 feet. Yellow fall color.
- Sterling Silver Linden: A vigorous growing tree with a very neat and symmetrical shape. Leaves are green with silver-gray underside. They are also tomentose (hairy), which make them resistant to Japanese beetle feeding. Yellow fall color. Mature height of 45 feet and spread of 35 feet.
- Jefferson Elm: Deep green foliage and an arching vase shape characterize this National Arboretum – National Park Service joint introduction. Tested and shown to be Dutch elm disease tolerant, the impressive original tree grows on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Yellow fall color. 70 feet tall and 50 feet wide at maturity.
- Emerald Avenue Hornbeam: A stout trunk, strong central leader, and sturdy branch arrangement led to nicknaming this brawny tree “The Hulk.” Vigorous and easy to grow, its performance is impressive on the street with healthy deep green foliage and superior heat tolerance. Fall color is yellow. Maximum height of 40 feet and 28 foot spread.
- American Hornbeam: Eastern U.S. native. Also known as Ironwood and Musclewood for the smooth, gray, irregularly fluted trunk. A widely adapted small tree with outstanding fall color of yellow to bright orange-red. Oval shape with a height of 25 feet and 20 feet wide.