Parkway Tree Program


The City of Batavia offers residents the opportunity to purchase a parkway tree as part of its commitment to reforestation in Batavia. The program is funded by the general fund and the Electric Utility. The available species are locally grown, quality trees that do well in City parkways. We offer a variety of species each year to provide a diversified parkway tree population for our community. 


The 2017 50/50 Parkway Tree Program Request Form may be submitted online or a paper form may be requested.  

  • Requests for spring trees will be accepted while supplies last or until March 27, 2017.
    Fall tree requests will be accepted while supplies last or until September 15, 2017
  • Due to the popularity of the program, trees are limited to one per address. If requests exceed our allocation for a particular species, you may be notified that we are unable supply a tree for you. 
  • The City of Batavia reserves the right to adjust the location of the tree if it will interfere with underground utilities. Minimum spacing is generally 40’ between trees and 10’ from driveways, manholes, and hydrants. Only lower-growth trees such as crabapples can be planted beneath overhead wires. Taller trees are limited to parkways without overhead wires. 
  • Resident pays one-half of the tree cost. Invoices will be sent after planting occurs. 
  • Spring trees will be planted in late April/early May.   Fall trees are planted in late October/ early November. Care instructions will be sent when tree is planted, and resident is responsible for watering and tree care after planting. 
  • Balled and burlapped trees are approximately 2.0" - 2.5” in diameter and 7'-10' high at time of planting, depending on species. The top of the tree’s root ball is planted about 3” above existing grade.  The Heritage Bur Oak is in a 15-gallon container and when planted, it will be about 5'-7' high; planting is included in the resident cost.  
  • Trees are guaranteed for the first growing season, subject to inspection by a tree expert of the City’s choice. 
  • Eligible residents will receive a confirmation by e-mail or regular mail after the request period has closed, indicating the species they will receive. The confirmation should be acknowledged and returned by the deadline date in the instructions. At this time, residents will also be asked to place a stake in the parkway in the desired planting location. A City of Batavia representative will field check the location and mark the adjacent curb with paint; the stake can be removed once the curb is marked. If we find the tree will interfere with overhead/underground utilities or it is too close to the driveway or other trees, you will be notified that we are unable to fulfill your request. 

2017 Fall Tree Species Selection List

 
 Species
Marmo Freeman Maple (Available Spring Only)
Description: Oval shape; drought tolerant; red and green to burgandy and yellow fall color
Requests due by: March 27, 2017 for spring planting 
Size: Approximately 2" diameter / 7'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 45'-70' 
Resident cost:  $150.00
Exclamation London Planetree (Available Spring Only)
Description: Pyramidal shape; medium green foliage with brief yellow fall color
Requests due by:  March 27, 2017 for spring planting
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 8'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 55'-65' 
Resident cost:  $200.00
Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac (Available Spring Only)
Description: Rounded shape; flowers in mid-late June in large, creamy white flower clusters
Requests due by:  March 27, 2017 for spring planting
Size: Approximately 2.0" diameter / 5'-7' high at planting
Height at maturity (approx.): 20'-25' 
Resident cost:  $170.00
Heritage Bur Oak (Available Spring Only)
Description: Preserve a piece of Batavia's history by choosing this tree.  Trees were specially grown by a nursery for the City of Batavia using acorns gathered from the historic parent tree at the West Batavia Cemetery on S. Batavia Ave. This species is available in a 15-gallon container only.  Trees will grow to be large, rugged, and wide spreading; branches coarse in texture; yellow-green to brown fall color
Requests due by:  March 27, 2017 for spring planting
Size: 15 gallon container /  5'-7' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 70'-80'
Resident cost:  $60.00
Triumph Elm (Available Fall Only)
Description: Vase shape; dark green leaves; yellow fall color 
Requests due by: September 15, 2017 for fall planting
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 8'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 50'-60'
Resident cost:  $180.00
American Sentry Linden (Available Fall Only)
Description:  Pyramidal shape; dense shade tree with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant flowers; some resistance to Japanese beetle
Requests due by: September 15, 2017 for fall planting
Size: Approximately 2.5" in diameter / 8'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 40'-45'  
Resident cost:  $170.00
Donald Wyman Crabapple  (Available Fall Only)
Description: Round shape; small, ornamental tree with white flowers in spring and red fruit
Requests due by: September 15, 2017 for fall planting  
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 7' high at planting 
Height at maturity (approx.): 20'
Resident cost:  $135.00