Spring Parkway Tree Planting Program
The Village of Northbrook is pleased to offer again to residents an opportunity to participate in planting a tree on the parkway in front of their home.
The Village works with the Suburban Tree Consortium to purchase landscape sized trees in various species that will be a great addition to your property. Some of the benefits that you will receive when planting a tree are:
- Improved energy costs because trees provide shade and cool your home
- Improved air quality because trees filter air pollution
- Better sound quality around your home because trees buffer noise
- Increased property values by 12-20%
- Increased psychological benefits (trees make us feel better!)
The Village will provide and install the tree on your parkway after you discuss what tree you may want with the Village Forester. The cost share is $175, which is a fraction of the retail price for a full planted landscape tree. The Parkway Tree Planting Program is an excellent value for Northbrook residents!
New trees will be 2-inch diameter or about 8-feet tall. A property owner’s cost share will be $175 per tree ordered, regardless of variety or size. Multiple trees may be ordered, providing there is adequate room within the public parkway area. The Village makes the final determination on planting location. Trees may not be refused, moved, or exchanged for any reason.
No trees may be ordered for private property.
The trees will be scheduled for planting throughout May, as weather permits. Orders must be submitted by April 7.
Make checks payable to Village of Northbrook for $175 per tree ordered. Return order form by April 7, to:
Terry Cichocki, Village Forester
Northbrook Public Works
655 Huehl Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062
Trees must be planted equidistant from curb and sidewalks, typically at least 35-feet from other parkway trees; at least 10-feet from a driveway or street light; at least 45-feet from an intersection to ensure unobstructed sight lines; and at least 5-feet from manholes, fire hydrants, and b-boxes. Note: Trees cannot be planted in the same spot as a recently removed parkway tree due to old root mass.
Ten species of trees are currently available on a first come, first serve basis. All trees have limited quantities.