Parkway Tree Replacement Program

Tree planting

This program is for those residing in Geneva's corporate city limits. If you live in Mill Creek, call Blackberry Township 630-365-6580.

Program Summary
The City has an ongoing parkway tree replacement program. Parkway trees are defined as trees within City right-of-way, usually located between the sidewalk/property-line and curb.

The City, through a contract with the West Suburban Tree Consortium, is able to purchase trees at discount prices. Under the program, the resident pays $150 and the City pays the remainder of the cost to purchase and plant a new tree. The City’s cost is more than $150.

Tree Planting
The nursery needs a few months of lead time to prepare for the order. Below are the important dates:

Spring Planting Date

Completed forms are due at Public Works 1st Friday in January
Trees will be planted Month of April

Approved Tree Species
The City has worked with the nursery to choose appropriate trees for our parkways. As we have learned with the Emerald Ash Borer infestation of ash trees, it is very important to diversify our tree species.

Tree species and location within the parkway will be evaluated by City staff on a case-by-case basis. There is a limit to the number and species of trees that can be planted each year, so all requests for replacement trees will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Below is a listing of approved parkway trees with species information links. Availability may vary. Trees will be between 2 and 2.5 inches.

European Hornbeam
Hybrid Elm
Littleleaf Linden
Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac
Skyline Honeylocust
Kentucky Coffeetree
Bur Oak
Red Oak

* If you are replacing a tree recently removed, the new tree will need to be placed approximately 5 feet from the previously removed tree.

If the tree is not looking healthy at anytime during the first 60 days after planting, please call Public Works for an inspection.

Tree Maintenance
It is very important to properly maintain the newly planted tree. This door hanger will be provided to you after the tree has been planted.

If you would like to participate in the Parkway Tree Replacement Program, please fill out and return this form.

Planting Parkway Trees Outside of this Program
Residents may also plant their own parkway tree at their own cost. A right-of-way permit is required prior to installation, and City staff must review the species, size and location. Please contact Geneva Public Works for information 630-232-1502.