Parkway Tree Program

The City of Batavia offers its 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 2022 50/50 Parkway Tree Program Request Form may be submitted online or a paper form can be requested.  

  • 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 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 species are planted sometime in April/May depending upon weather conditions. The small container trees (3/4" - 1-1/4" diameter) are usually planted a few weeks after we receive your request, weather permitting.  Care instructions will be sent when tree is planted, and resident is responsible for watering after planting.  The City will have the tree on a regular pruning cycle once it is established.  
  • Balled and burlapped trees are approximately 2.0" in diameter and 6’-12’ high at time of planting, depending on species.  The small container trees are 3/4" - 1-1/4" diameter. The top of the tree’s root ball is planted about 3" above existing grade.   
  • Resident cost includes tree, planting, and mulch. 
  • 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 (if applicable), indicating the species they will receive. The confirmation should be acknowledged and returned by the deadline date in the instructions. At time of confirmation, 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.

2022 Spring/Summer Tree Species Selection List (click on species to view fact sheet and photos).  Check back soon for fall trees that will be added.  

Species

Ironwood 3/4" - 1-1/4" Ostrya Virginiana
Requests due by: No deadline but apply early as quantities are limited 
Size: Approximately 3/4" - 1-1/4" diameter
Height at maturity (approximate): 42'
Spread at maturity (approximate): 20’
Shape: Crowns wide-spreading, rounded to cone-shaped
Flowers/fruits: Yellowish catkin
Resident share of tree cost: $65.00

Bur Oak 3/4" - 1-1/4" Quercus Macrocarpa
Requests due by: Requests for this species are now closed
Size: Approximately 3/4" - 1-1/4" diameter
Height at maturity (approximate): 50'
Spread at maturity (approximate): 50’
Shape: Crowns broad, full
Resident share of tree cost: $65.00

Chinquapin Oak 3/4" - 1-1/4" Quercus Muehlenbergii
Requests due by: No deadline but apply early as quantities are limited 
Size: Approximately 3/4" - 1-1/4" diameter
Height at maturity (approximate): 50'
Spread at maturity (approximate): 50’
Shape: Crowns narrow, rounded
Resident share of tree cost: $65.00

Black Oak 3/4" - 1-1/4" Quercus Velutina
Requests due by: No deadline but apply early as quantities are limited 
Size: Approximately 3/4" - 1-1/4" diameter
Height at maturity (approximate): 40'
Spread at maturity (approximate): 20’
Shape: Crowns open, irregular
Resident share of tree cost: $65.00

Royal Raindrops Crabapple 2.0" Malus 'Royal Raindrops'
This is a lower-growth tree suitable for areas under wires.
Requests due by: Requests for this species are now closed 
Size: Approximately 2.0" diameter / approx. 6'-12' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 20'
Spread at maturity (approximate): 15’
Shape: Upright spreading
Flowers/fruits: Hot pink spring flowers, red fruits
Resident share of tree cost: $137.00

China Snow Pekin Lilac 2.0" Syringa pekinensis
This is a lower-growth tree suitable for areas under wires.
Requests due by: Requests for this species are now closed
Size:  Approximately 2.0" diameter / approx. 6'-12' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate):  15'-20'
Spread at maturity (approximate): 10'-15'
Shape: Oval, round, upright
Flowers: Fragrant, white flowers 
Resident share of tree cost: $157.00

Ironwood 2.0" Ostrya virginiana
This is a medium-growth tree. 
Requests due by: Requests for this species are now closed
Size: Approximately 2.0" diameter / approx. 6'-12' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate):  25'-40'
Spread at maturity (approximate): 15'-40'
Shape: Pyramidal, round
Resident share of tree cost: $182.00

Autumn Splendor Horsechestnut 2.0" Aesculus x Arnoldiana 'Autumn Splendor'
This is a medium- to large-growth tree.
Requests due by: Requests for this species are now closed
Size: Approximately 2.0" diameter / approx. 6'-12' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 35'
Shape: Oval, rounded
Resident share of tree cost: $190.00

Exclamation London Planetree 2.0" Platanus acerifolia 'Morton Circle'
This is a large-growth tree.
Requests due by: Requests for this species are now closed 
Size: Approximately 2.0" diameter / approx. 6'-12' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 55'-65'
Shape: Pyramidal
Resident share of tree cost: $168.00

Shingle Oak 2" Quercus imbricaria
This is a large-growth tree. 
Requests due by: Requests for this species are now closed
Size: Approximately 2.0" diameter / approx. 6'-12' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 50'-60'
Shape: Oval, pyramidal
Resident share of tree cost: $186.00