The Village of Palatine offers a fine selection of deciduous trees on a 50/50 cost basis for planting a new tree in the parkway adjacent to your home. The Village pays half of the cost of the tree and the resident pays the second half. The cost of the tree includes planting and a one year guarantee with one replacement, if necessary. This program is available for spring and fall plantings. Included in the program are trees designated specifically for planting underneath overhead power lines. By planting types of trees that grow to a lower height under power lines, we will be able to avoid severe pruning of the tree as it matures and conflicts with the utility lines. Planting locations will be reviewed and approved by the Village Arborist.
Trees ordered can only be planted in the parkway. Trees will be ordered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to the limited size of the tree program, priority on tree choice will be determined by time and date of receipt of order and payment.
Please be aware that if a parkway tree has been removed by the Village within the past twelve months, a replacement tree will be planted at no charge to the resident. We work with specific quantities and species to diversify the urban forest.
For more information about the 50/50 Tree Planting Program, please call Public Works at (847) 705-5200.