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.
2018 Parkway Trees
Updated on 02/15/2018 2:24 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.
- 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.
- Emerald City Tulip Tree: A large, fast growing tree, native to the eastern U.S. It flowers in late spring to early summer. Flowers are large, yellow-green with an orange center, and their shape resembles that of a tulip. Deep green, glossy leaves give way to yellow in the fall. Mature height of 55 feet and 25 feet wide.
- 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.
- Forest Pansy Redbud: The profuse, magenta-rose pink flowers that bloom in April or May before the leaves develop make this native tree a spring favorite. Heart shaped leaves emerge a deep purple color, turning bronze-green in summer. Fall color is yellow orange. Grows at a medium rate, reaching a height of 20 feet and a spread of 25 feet at maturity.
- 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.
- Hardy Rubber Tree: A low maintenance shade tree with drought and disease resistance. Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, its glossy foliage is reported pest free. Rounded habit reaches a height and spread of 45 feet at maturity.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ohio Buckeye: The Ohio buckeye is a neatly rounded tree with low, sweeping branches and dense foliage that provides deep shade. It is one of the first trees to leaf out in the spring. Its name comes from the 'buckeyes,' a small, dark brown nut with a light patch resembling the eye of a deer, which grows inside a rounded prickly fruit capsule. Fall color is yellow to warm orange. Mature height and spread of 30 feet.
- 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
- Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress:This unique parkway tree is a deciduous conifer, meaning it has green needles that turn rusty orange and drop off the tree in fall. With a narrowly pyramidal habit, it reaches a height of 55 feet and 20 feet wide. Proven to be widely adaptable to city conditions, it will grow in standing water or in well drained soils.
- Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress - 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.