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 spring 50/50 Parkway Tree Program application period is now closed.  Please check back soon for fall selections.  

  • 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 the American Hornbeam 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 are planted sometime in April/May depending upon weather conditions. 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 2.5" in diameter and 6’-12’ high at time of planting, depending on species. The top of the tree’s root ball is planted about 3" above existing grade.
  • 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.

2020 Spring Tree Species Selection List (click on species to view fact sheet and photos) 

Species
American Hornbeam Carpinus Caroliniana
Requests due by: Requests closed 
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 6’-10’ high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 25’
Spread at maturity (approximate): 20’
Shape: Oval
Foliage: Dark green; outstanding orange-red fall color
Resident share of tree cost: $189.00

Autumn Splendor Horsechestnut Aesculus X Arnoldiana ’Autumn Splendor’
Requests due by: Requests closed
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 6’-10’ high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 35’
Spread at maturity (approximate): 25’
Shape: Oval rounded
Foliage: Dark, glossy green; late spring yellow-red flowers, maroon fall color
Resident share of tree cost: $205.00

Bur Oak Quercus Macrocarpa
Requests due by: Requests closed
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 6’-12’ high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 55’
Spread at maturity (approximate): 45’
Shape: Broadly oval
Foliage: Dark green; yellow to brown fall color
Resident share of tree cost: $191.00

Emerald City Tulip Tree Liriodendron Tulipifera ’JFS-OZ’
Requests due by:  Requests closed  
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 6’-10’ high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 55’
Spread at maturity (approximate): 25’
Shape: Upright oval
Foliage: Medium green; bright yellow spring flower and fall color
Resident share of tree cost: $205.00