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 two 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. Due to the need for tree diversification in the Village, there will be no maple species 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 19 for the fall 2019 planting season. See the available tree species in the photo album below (right click on the photo to see a still image of a specific tree). Order forms, with checks made payable to the Village of Bartlett, must be received by September 30. Please mail orders 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.