Parkway Tree Replacement Program

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2018 Parkway Tree Replacement Program

Through its long-running Parkway Tree Program, the Village of Bartlett, with the help of homeowners, has planted trees to reforest and diversify Bartlett’s parkways. This 50/50 shared program provides the opportunity for residents to select and purchase a parkway tree, with the Village contributing 50 percent of the cost.

All trees available for order are 2-inches in diameter. The cost for residents per tree is $100, which includes planting, mulching and a one year warranty. Limited quantities of each species are available, and all orders are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to the need for tree diversification, the Village will not be planting any maple species this year.

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. Planting is only done in the parkway, not on private property. Trees must be spaced 30 to 40 feet apart. Other restrictions, such as proximity to driveways, street lights, hydrants, storm sewers, etc. may occur. Final planting locations will be determined by the Village.

Public Works will begin taking orders on February 19, 2018 for the spring planting season. See the available tree species and tree descriptions in the photo album below. Order Forms, with checks made payable to the Village of Bartlett, must be received by April 30, 2018. Please mail orders to: Parkway Tree Program, Bartlett Public Works, 1150 Bittersweet Drive, Bartlett, IL 60103.

The Village will not be offering this program in the fall, so this will be your only opportunity to have a parkway tree planted in 2018.

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.

Tree Planting in right-of-Way Permit


Japanese Zelkova

Japanese Zelkova: A relative of the Elm, this tree has an upright, tightly branched canopy that is ideal for allowing vehicle and pedestrian clearance with little maintenance. Its maximum height is 45 feet with a spread of 15 feet. Medium green leaves turn yellow to rusty orange in the fall. Society of Municipal Arborists 2016 Tree of the Year.

Japanese Zelkova