Parkway Tree Program

The City of Batavia offers 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 2017 50/50 Parkway Tree Program Request Form may be submitted online or a paper form may be requested.  Sorry, our trees are sold out for the season.  Please check back in early February, 2018.  

  • Fall tree requests will be accepted while supplies last or until September 15, 2017
  • 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. 
  • Fall trees are planted in late October/ 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. 

2017 Fall Tree Species Selection List

Triumph Elm (Available Fall Only)
Description: Vase shape; dark green leaves; yellow fall color 
Requests due by: Requests closed 
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 8'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 50'-60'
Resident cost:  $180.00
American Sentry Linden (Available Fall Only)
Description:  Pyramidal shape; dense shade tree with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant flowers; some resistance to Japanese beetle
Requests due by: Requests closed
Size: Approximately 2.5" in diameter / 8'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 40'-45'  
Resident cost:  $170.00
Donald Wyman Crabapple  (Available Fall Only)
Description: Round shape; small, ornamental tree with white flowers in spring and red fruit
Requests due by: Requests closed   
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 7' high at planting 
Height at maturity (approx.): 20'
Resident cost:  $135.00