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
  • Cultivars: Green Mountain, Fairview, Goldspire
Hackberry
  • Scientific Name: Celtis Occidentalis
  • Cultivars: Green Mountain, Fairview, Goldspire
European Beech
  • Scientific Name: Fagus Sylvatica
  • Cultivars: Green Mountain, Fairview, Goldspire
Ginkgo
  • Scientific Name: Ginkgo Biloba
  • Cultivars: Green Mountain, Fairview, Goldspire
Honey Locus
  • Scientific Name: Gleditsia Triacanthos
  • Cultivars: Green Mountain, Fairview, Goldspire
Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • Scientific Name: Cymnocladus Dioicus
  • Cultivars: Green Mountain, Fairview, Goldspire
London Plane Tree
  • Scientific Name: Platanus Acerifolia
  • Cultivars: Green Mountain, Fairview, Goldspire
Swamp White Oak
  • Scientific Name: Quercus Bicolor
  • Cultivars: Green Mountain, Fairview, Goldspire
Red Oak
  • Scientific Name: Quercus Rubra
  • Cultivars: Green Mountain, Fairview, Goldspire
Basswood (American Linden)
  • Scientific Name: Tilia Americana
  • Cultivars: Green Mountain, Fairview, Goldspire
Littleleaf Linden
  • Scientific Name: Tilia Cordata
  • Cultivars: Chancellor, Greenspire, Redmond
Bradford Pear
  • Scientific Name: Pyrus Calleryana
  • Cultivars: Aristocrat, Chanticleer, Redspire
Flowering Crabapple
  • Scientific Name: Malus
  • Cultivars: Aristocrat, Chanticleer, Redspire
Norway Maple
  • Scientific Name: Acer Platanoides
  • Cultivars: Crimson King, Emerald Queen, Schwedler
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.