Parkway Tree Program

The City of Batavia is again offering its residents the opportunity to purchase a parkway tree as part of its commitment to reforestation in Batavia. The program is funded by the general fund and the Electric Utility. The available species are locally grown, quality trees that do well in City parkways. We offer a variety of species each year to provide a diversified parkway tree population for our community. 

The 2016 50/50 Parkway Tree Program Request Form may be submitted online or a paper form can be requested.  

  • Requests for spring trees will be accepted while supplies last or until April 8, 2016. Fall tree requests will be accepted while supplies last or until September 15, 2016. 
  • Due to the popularity of the program, trees are limited to one per address. If requests exceed our allocation for a particular species, you may be notified that we are unable supply a tree for you. 
  • The City of Batavia reserves the right to adjust the location of the tree if it will interfere with underground utilities. Minimum spacing is generally 40’ between trees and 10’ from driveways, manholes, and hydrants. Only lower-growth trees such as crabapples can be planted beneath overhead wires. Taller trees are limited to parkways without overhead wires. 
  • Resident pays one-half of the tree cost. Invoices will be sent after planting occurs. 
  • Spring trees will be planted in early May. Fall trees are planted in late October or early November. Care instructions will be sent when tree is planted, and resident is responsible for watering and tree care after planting. 
  • Balled and burlapped trees are approximately 2.0" - 2.5” in diameter and 7'-10' high at time of planting, depending on species. The top of the tree’s root ball is planted about 3” above existing grade. 
  • Trees are guaranteed for the first growing season, subject to inspection by a tree expert of the City’s choice. 
  • Eligible residents will receive a confirmation by e-mail or regular mail after the request period has closed, indicating the species they will receive. The confirmation should be acknowledged and returned by the deadline date in the instructions. At this time, residents will also be asked to place a stake in the parkway in the desired planting location. A City of Batavia representative will field check the location and mark the adjacent curb with paint; the stake can be removed once the curb is marked. If we find the tree will interfere with overhead/underground utilities or it is too close to the driveway or other trees, you will be notified that we are unable to fulfill your request. 

2016 Fall Tree Species Selection List

 
 Species Image 
Prairifire Crabapple:  (Available Spring and Fall)
Description: Upright spreading shape, attractive cut-leaf disease resistant foliage, excellent under power lines. Spring flowers are bright pinkish red, followed by persistent red fruit.
Requests due by: Requests closed for this species for spring planting only  
Requests due by: September 15, 2016 for fall planting
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 7' high at planting 
Height at maturity (approx.): 20'
Tree cost: $324.00 (Resident pays 1/2 or $162.00)
 
Red Oak: (Spring Only)
Description: Good street tree, red fall color 
Requests due by: Requests closed for this species 
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 8'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 60'-75'
Tree cost: $340.00 (Resident pays 1/2 or $170.00)
 
'Bloodgood' London Planetree: (Spring Only)
Description: Good street tree, exfoliating bark 
Requests due by: Requests closed for this species 
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 8'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 60'
Tree cost $300.00 (Resident pays 1/2 or $150.00)
 
Tuliptree: (Available Fall Only)
Description: Large, bright leaves with pale yellow tulip-shaped flowers in late spring when tree matures
Requests due by: Requests closed for this species
Size: Approximately 2.25” in diameter / 8'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 50'-115'
Tree cost: $334.00 (Resident pays 1/2 or $167.00) 
 
Kentucky Coffeetree: (Available Fall Only)
Description: Large, native shade tree with attractive foliage that turns yellow in fall 
Requests due by: September 15, 2016 for fall planting
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 8'-10 high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 50'-60' 
Tree cost: $324.00 (Resident pays 1/2 or $162.00)
 
'Morton' Accolade Elm: (Available Fall Only)
Description: Dutch Elm Disease resistant, drought tolerant, yellow fall color 
Requests due by: September 15, 2016 for fall planting
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 8'-10' high at planting  
Height at maturity (approximate): 50'-60' 
Tree cost: $324.00 (Resident pays 1/2 or $162.00)
 
Northern Catalpa: (Available Fall Only)
Description: Large leaves, white flowers in late spring; seed pods 12-22" long
Requests due by: September 15, 2016 for fall planting
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 8'-10' high at planting 
Height at maturity (approximate): 40'-60' 
Tree cost: $324.00 (Resident pays 1/2 or $162.00)
 
Redmond Linden: (Available Fall Only)
Description:
Requests due by: September 15, 2016 for fall planting
Size: Approximately 2.5" in diameter / 8'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 40'
Tree cost: $324.00 (Resident pays 1/2 or $162.00)
 
'Shademaster' Honeylocust": (Available Fall Only)
Description: Commonly used in plantings along city streets; crowns broad, open; leaflets are dark green above, paler beneath; leaves yellow in fall. 
Requests due by: September 15, 2016 for fall planting
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 8'-10' high at planting 
Spread: 35'
Height at maturity (approximate): 45'
Tree cost: $324.00 (Resident pays 1/2 or $162.00) 
 
Bur Oak: (Available Fall Only)
Description: Drought resistant, attractive shade tree 
Requests due by: September 15, 2016 for fall planting
Size: Approximately 2.0" diameter / 7'-9' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 40'-80'
Tree cost: $240.00 (Resident pays 1/2 or $120.00)