Single-family residences may qualify for the program. Trees that are planted in boulevards or public rights of way qualify as street trees. The city may consider planting behind the curbwalk on private property adjacent to city rights of way with the granting of an approved, recorded landscape easement from the property owner to the city. Trees regulated by ordinance for new subdivisions or site plans are not eligible for this program.
Property Owner's responsibilities
- Attend a short tree care class
- Keep the trees free from injury by equipment (weed trimmers, lawn mowers, cars, etc.)
- Water after the first 6 months
- Notify the public services department of any problems or unusual changes to the trees
- Purchase the trees
- Locate all utilities
- Plant the tree(s)
- Water and maintain the trees for the first 6 months
- Remove staking materials within 12 months of planting
- Add the trees to the City's tree inventory
Plantings will typically be scheduled once per year in the fall. Interested property/ home owners will need to complete an application for the program. All applications will be placed on a Street Tree Request List. A site visit will start in June and will be conducted by the public services department. The visit will determine the quantity, tree species, and placement of the tree(s). Once the property/ home owner confirms the quantity, species and location, the tree will be purchased and the city's tree planting crew and or contractor will schedule and coordinate the planting(s).