50/50 Parkway Tree Program

Residents are welcome to plant trees in the parkway or yard in front of their home. Parkway trees are not required by the City and any planting by a private contractor will not be reimbursed. Any tree in the parkway must be on the Approved Parkway Tree list.

Unaccepted Developments


The Parkway Tree Program is open to residents in all residential developments in the City. If you are in an unaccepted development (meaning that all improvements are not complete and several items the developer must fix) please note that it is still the developer's responsibility to replace your tree. Some unaccepted developments are:
  • Grande Reserve
  • Whispering Meadows
  • Windett Ridge

Put a Tree on the Replacement List


Call 630-553-4350 to have a dead, dying or damaged tree put on the punchlist for the developer to replace. If you would still like to participate in the program and replace your parkway tree, please note that the City will not be able to give reimbursement from the developer to the resident at a later date.

50/50 Program

The 50/50 Tree Program is now in place for 2016. All orders must be received by Friday, September 16, 2016. For pictures and descriptions of the available tree options, download the 2016 Parkway Tree Choices (PDF).

Through the 50/50 Parkway Tree Program, the United City of Yorkville shares the cost of planting trees with homeowners. Residents simply choose the tree they want and send in a check for the cost listed on the order form. The City does the rest. This program will continue on an annual basis, and planting will occur at the fall of each year.  To participate in the program, download and mail the 50/50 Parkway Tree Application Form (PDF) along with payment, or stop by City Hall at 800 Game Farm Road, Yorkville, IL.

Purpose


The Parkway Tree Program is intended to provide quality shade trees to residents within the City to be planted within the rights-of-way along the streets and corridors throughout the City. The trees are intended to provide:
  • Aesthetics
  • Increased property values
  • Pollution control
  • Reduced stress
  • Reduction of water runoff
  • Screening
  • Sense of well being within the community
  • Shade
  • Soil erosion control
  • Wildlife

Who Can Participate


This program is open to all residents within City limits. If you are in a development that has not yet been accepted by the City, the developer may still be responsible for your parkway tree replacement.


Tree Requirements


All trees purchased through the program are required to be planted within the area of the right-of-way in front of or on the sides of the purchaser's property. The right-of-way area available for planting the trees varies depending on the platting of the property and the width of the right-of-way. Generally it is 8 to 10 feet from the edge of the curb to the edge of the right-of-way. Trees must:
  • Be located a minimum distance of 50 feet from any other tree in the parkway
  • Be at least 20 feet from an overhead light or fire hydrant
  • Be 30 feet from any intersection
  • Not conflict with existing utilities

Tree Size


Each tree will be a minimum of 2.5 inches in diameter.

Locating & Planting Trees


The City will work with the homeowner to locate the tree. All trees will be purchased for a fall planting except for oak trees, which will be planted the following spring. The tree will be planted, mulched, and watered (once) by the City. After the watering, care is the responsibility of purchaser. No guarantee of viability will be provided.

More Information


If you have any questions, please contact Eric Dhuse in the Public Works Department at 630-553-4370 or via email.