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 served basis.
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 24, 2020 for the spring planting season. View the photo album below to see the available tree species with photos. Orders, with checks made payable to the Village of Bartlett, must be received by April 24, 2020. Please mail order form and check to: Parkway Tree Program, Bartlett Public Works, 1150 Bittersweet Dr, 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.