Tree Planting Program

The Village tree planting program is foremost a replacement program for fatally diseased trees or trees severely damaged by storms or ice. This voluntary program allows a resident to replace a public parkway tree by ordering through the Village. The purchase, planting and mulching of the tree will be performed by Public Works or it’s contractor. The average cost of nursery materials, reviewed annually, will be paid by the resident to the Village through an application process including pre-payment. No permits need be issued for a resident to plant a tree on public rights of way with this program.

Tree Availability

The Village of La Grange Park is part of the Suburban Tree Consortium so tree species options will depend on what is available through the various nurseries within the consortium. Recent tree diseases have precipitated mass removals of single tree species creating more locations in need of trees and making tree diversity a high priority. These circumstances have generated a waiting list but replanting will be done as budgets permit each year.

Replacement Options

There are three options for replacing a tree:

  • The village will replace at 100% cost for purchase and planting in the order trees are removed. Village selects the species, current waiting list is approximately 5 to 7 years.
  • Resident can chose a tree from 5 to 6 options at each planting season - Spring and Fall. The Village pays for planting and will deliver, mulch and add a water bag to the tree. Resident pays our wholesale price for a tree, roughly $250 to $300. Residents may pick from our offerings - on a first come bases.
  • Residents can purchase a tree of 2 inch caliper or greater diameter at Hinsdale Nursery and have them plant the tree. Hinsdale is aware of the appropriate Village parkway trees. Resident incurs all costs associated with tree planting and is able to choose the specific tree and species appropriate for the size limitations of their parkway location. View acceptable parkway tree list.

Participate

If you are interested in participating in the Village Wholesale Purchase Program, please email the Tree Planting Program. Determine the best tree suited for your location: