Street Tree Planting

The Parks and  Recreation Department plants over 100 new and replacement street trees in the tree lawn area (between the sidewalk and curb) each year. There is no additional cost to the adjacent property owner for tree planting, but the City does request the property owner to water the tree for the first two years after planting.

The species of tree to be planted on a specific street, along with the planting location is determined by the City Forester. Every effort will be made to select a species compatible with the existing tree plantings on the street, the neighborhood identity, the mature size of the tree, space available for the tree to grow, the presence of underground and overhead utility lines, utility poles, streetlights, driveway approaches and fire hydrants.

Street Tree Planting Application

By applying to have a street tree planted, the applicant:

  • Agrees to water the tree once each week, year-round, of the first two years after planting.
  • Understands that the tree is the property of the City and any pruning or removal of the tree will be by the City or under the City’s direction.

All planting applications will be processed in the order they are received. Due to the number of applications received, actual planting can take up to a year after an application is received.  We take requests year round but planting occurs in spring and fall only.  

If you would like to request a tree planting, send us an e-mail at tbrunsman@richmondheights.org.