50/50 Parkway Tree Replacement Program - orders for fall 2018 planting begin 8/20
Through its long-running Parkway Tree Program, the Village of Bartlett has planted trees with the help of homeowners in an effort 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 sharing in 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 in the Village, no maple trees will be planted 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 August 20 for the fall 2018 planting season. Use the photo album below to see the available tree species and photos. Orders, with checks made payable to the Village of Bartlett, must be received by September 30. Please mail tree order forms to: Parkway Tree Program, Bartlett Public Works, 1150 Bittersweet Drive, Bartlett, IL 60103.
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.
2018 Parkway Trees
Updated on 08/17/2018 1:40 PM
- 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.
- 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.
- Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry: This small tree has spreading branches and can reach a mature height of 25 feet. Beautiful white flowers in late April or early May are followed by edible berries that the birds adore. Handsome green leaves in the summer change from a striking orange to red in the fall. This serviceberry tolerates partial shade and is disease-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 then 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.
- 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, sometimes with purple tints on the tips. Disease and pest resistant and adaptable to tough urban settings.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ironwood: This handsome native tree performs well in urban settings. Pest resistant and tolerant of drought and alkaline soils, its hard wood resists damage from ice and snow. Hop-like fruits and finely serrated birch-like leaves add to its attractiveness. Fall color is yellow. Height ranges from 25 to 40 feet and width from 15 to 40 feet.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Shingle Oak: A large shade tree with beautiful dark green, glossy foliage in the summer. Fall color is a yellowish to rusty red. The oval shaped canopy reaches a height of 50 feet and spread of 40 feet. A native to the Midwest, it is well adapted to local conditions.
- 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.
- Yellowwood: A shorter native shade tree (30-foot) with rounded shape. Cascades of fragrant white pea-like blooms in May and June. Brilliant yellow fall color. Society of Municipal Arborists 2015 Tree of the Year.