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

The Village offers two options for planting a parkway tree:

  • The Village will replace at 100% cost, the purchase and planting of trees in the order which they were removed. Village selects the species, current waiting list is approximately 7 years.
  • Residents are able to chose a tree from 5 to 6 options at the beginning of each planting season - Spring and Fall. The resident purchases a tree paying the Village wholesale price, roughly $250 to $350 for a 2 -3 inch diameter tree.   Residents may select from our seasonal tree offerings - on a first come bases.  The Village will deliver, plant, mulch and add a water bag to the newly planted parkway tree. 

Participate

If you are interested in participating in the Village Wholesale Purchase Program, please email the Tree Planting Program.  The spring planting information will be emailed around March and the fall information in September.  There will not be a specific tree selection list available until the time of emailing.  To see tree images and read their descriptions, click on the links listed below: