50/50 Tree Planting Program for 2021

 

Morton Grove is once again offering residents an opportunity to participate in the Village: 50/50 Tree Planting Program.

The 50/50 Tree Planting Program works like this; if you choose a certain type of tree that you would like to be planted in the parkway, you can do so by paying 50% of the cost. The Village of Morton Grove will pay the other 50% of the cost. This year’s the cost for the resident is $45.00 per tree.

2021 SPRING PLANTING TREES AVAILABLE

ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AT WWW.MORTONARB.ORG

A COLOR PRINTOUT IS AVAILABLE AT VILLAGE HALL

When choosing your tree please consider the height and spread and the factors in the handout.

ONLY #7 and #8 can be planted under power lines!!!!

1)
Red Oak
Quercus rubra
Height 50-75 Feet
Spread 50-75 feet
2)
Accolade Elm
Ulmus japo
Height 50-60 Feet
Spread 25-40 feet
3)
London Planetree
Platanus acerifolia
Height 75-100 Feet
Spread 60-75 feet
4)
Redpointe Maple
Acer rubrum
Height 40-70 Feet
Spread 30-50 feet
5)
Kentucky Coffeetree
Gymnocladus dioica
Height 60-80 Feet
Spread 40-55 feet
6)
American Hop Hornbeam
Ostrya virginiana
Height 25-40 Feet
Spread 20-30 feet
7)
Japanese Tree Lilac
Syringa reticulata
Height 20-30 Feet
Spread 15-20 feet
8)
Flowering Crabapple Tree
Malus “Royal Raindrops”
Height 15-20 Feet
Spread 12-16 feet
If you do not wish to choose a tree of your choice, the Arborist will determine which tree will be planted (if any) on the parkway, at no cost to you. Keep in mind that just because you had a tree in the past, it doesn’t mean that a new tree can be planted in your parkway now. There are some factors that we considered for tree planting at a particular residence are as follows:
  1. Overhead power lines
  2. Underground utilities
  3. Water and sewer lines
  1. Fire hydrants
  2. Street signs
  3. Street visibility “Safety”

The Village of Morton Grove will be planting 1” caliper #10 container trees.

Only two (2) of the tree choices can or will be planted under overhead power lines. They are the Lilac’s and/or the Crabapple trees. If you have no power lines, any tree can be planted if it doesn’t interfere with any of the factor listed above.

To take part in the 50/50 Tree Planting Program, simply fill out this form and make a check out to the Village of Morton Grove. Please submit payment and forms at the Village Hall (6101 Capulina Ave.) to pay for your trees. Please note - this is a first come first serve program. Act fast, because certain species will go quickly.
THE DEADLINE FOR THIS PROGRAM IS APRIL 1, 2021
We are expecting to plant the trees the first weeks of May 2021.

TREES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AFTER JANUARY 1, 2021
If you have any questions, please contact Dave Hoffman at 847-663-3913 or via email at dhoffman@mortongroveil.org

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