Parkway Tree Program
Residents are welcome to plant trees in the parkway or yard in front of their home either on their own, via private contractor, or through the City's 50/50 Parkway Tree Program. Parkway trees are not required by the City and any planting by a private contractor or homeowner will not be reimbursed. Any tree in the parkway must be on the Approved Parkway Tree list. Please be advised that not all trees that are approved for planting in the parkway are available through the 50/50 Program. The list of trees offered through the program depends on annual availability by the City's selected nursery.
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.
Current unaccepted developments include:
- Grande Reserve
Put a Tree on the Replacement List
Unaccepted developments must call the developer to have a dead, dying, or damaged parkway tree put on the punch-list 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.
Accepted developments may submit a request for their dead, dying, or damaged parkway tree to be removed here.
Parkway Tree Replacement Program
Through the Parkway Tree Replacement Program, the United City of Yorkville shares the cost of planting trees with homeowners. Residents may choose the tree they want and send in an application accompanied by a check for the total cost listed on the order form. The City does the rest. This program will continue on an annual basis as approved by City Council, and planting will occur at the fall of each year (planting will be the following spring for oak trees).
The Parkway Tree Replacement Program is now open for 2021, applications may be downloaded here and will be accepted at this time through Friday, September 10th. All orders must be received, accompanied by full payment, by end of business day September 10, 2021 for inclusion in the 2021 Tree Program. For pricing, pictures, and descriptions of this year's tree options, download the 2021 Parkway Tree Choices (PDF). The price listed next to each tree option is the resident's portion of the tree cost.
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:
- Increased property values
- Pollution control
- Reduced stress
- Reduction of water runoff
- Sense of well being within the community
- Soil erosion control
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. Contact your developer directly if you reside in an unaccepted development.
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.
- 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
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 initial watering, care is the responsibility of purchaser. No guarantee of viability will be provided.