Parkway Trees

The parkway is the area between the sidewalk and the roadway. Trees planted on the parkway are owned by the village.

Actions Prohibited By Village Ordinance


  • Cutting down a parkway tree: without written consent from the Public Works Department.
  • Wire in Trees: No person shall permanently attach or connect any electric or other wire to any tree on the parkway, nor permit any such wire to come in contact with a parkway tree.
  • Signs: No person shall attach a sign, placard or poster on any tree growing in a parkway.
  • Foreign Objects: No person shall attach any foreign object (screws, nails, chains, staples, etc.) without written consent from the Public Works Department.

Approved Parkway Tree Species


Sugar Maple


  • Scientific Name: Acer Saccharum

Hackberry


  • Scientific Name: Celtis Occidentalis

European Beech


  • Scientific Name: Fagus Sylvatica

Ginkgo


  • Scientific Name: Ginkgo Biloba

Honey Locus


  • Scientific Name: Gleditsia Triacanthos

Kentucky Coffee Tree


  • Scientific Name: Cymnocladus Dioicus

London Plane Tree


  • Scientific Name: Platanus Acerifolia

Swamp White Oak


  • Scientific Name: Quercus Bicolor

Red Oak


  • Scientific Name: Quercus Rubra

Basswood (American Linden)


  • Scientific Name: Tilia Americana

Littleleaf Linden


  • Scientific Name: Tilia Cordata

Bradford Pear


  • Scientific Name: Pyrus Calleryana

Flowering Crabapple


  • Scientific Name: Malus

Norway Maple


  • Scientific Name: Acer Platanoides

Specifications for Planting Parkway Trees


  • Trees must be planted 10 feet from any hydrant and 5 feet from any water service.
  • Trees must be planted 10 feet from any driveway and 35 feet from any other tree.
  • Minimum trunk Size must be at least 2 1/2" in diameter.
  • Tree must be off the Village's pre-approved species list.
  • Call J.U.L.I.E. (free utilities locator) at 800-892-0123 for clearance before digging.
  • The parkway has other utilities in it, therefore, a tree may not always be planted in a desired spot.