St. Charles Will Share the Cost if Residents Want a Parkway Tree

St. Charles Will Share the Cost if Residents Want a Parkway Tree

St. Charles Residents can purchase a new parkway tree, and the city of St. Charles will pay half the cost of the tree and plant it through the city’s 50/50 Parkway Tree Program.

To obtain a tree, contact the Public Works Department at 630-377-4405 to request a review of your parkway.

Eucommia ulmoides — aka the Hardy Rubber Tree — is one of the options for St. Charles residents. (CREDIT: Morton Arboretum website)

“The city’s arborist will review the parkway to determine which trees will be the best fit for each location,” said Public Services Manager A.J. Reineking. “The spacing of existing trees, the proximity to hardscapes, and the height of overhead power lines are all things to take into consideration when choosing a parkway tree.”

All requests must have an approved parkway review before a tree order will be placed. Once approved, residents will receive a confirmation letter, an order form and details on how to order a 50/50 parkway tree. The deadline to order is Aug. 17, 2018.

Available tree species for Fall 2018 and costs:

The EXCLAMATION!™ London planetree is a Chicagoland Grows® introduction that is resistant to anthracnose and frost cracking. It is a large tree with beautiful peeling bark. (CREDIT: Morton Arboretum)

  • Hardy Rubbertree $193
  • State Street Maple $200
  • London Planetree $210
  • Bald Cypress $190
  • Hybrid Elm $175
  • Ginkgo $240
  • Cherry Dogwood $185 (Good under power lines)
  • Alleghany Serviceberry $150 (Good under power lines)

Larger size trees are available at an additional cost of $100 per half inch diameter upgrade. More about tree species is on the Morton Arboretum website or at the St. Charles Public Library.

Contact the Public Works at 630-377-4405 or for more information.

About the City of St. Charles

City of St. Charles Mission: Heritage. Community. Service. Opportunity. Friendly neighborhoods, unique architecture, beautiful parks, cultural amenities and innovative schools have earned St. Charles its reputation as the Pride of the Fox.

Located in both DuPage and Kane counties, the city of St. Charles is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, and has a population of about 33,000. More than 2,100 businesses, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, employ more than 18,000 people.

The city of St. Charles was named the #1 City for Families by Family Circle® magazine in 2011; one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois,” by the AIA Illinois; and one of the “Top 10 Towns To Live In” by West Suburban Living magazine.