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 2020 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.
  • The 15-gallon trees will be planted throughout the summer, although quantities are limited so apply early if you’re interested. Fall species are planted sometime in September/October 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 2.25" 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.  The 3/4"-1" Chinkapin Oak and 3/4"-1" Red Oak trees are in 15-gallon containers and when planted 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.

2020 Summer / Fall Tree Species Selection List (click on species to view fact sheet and photos) - more trees coming soon! 

Species
Chinkapin Oak 2.25" Quercus muehlenbergii
Requests due by: September 15, 2020 
Size: Approximately 2.25" diameter / 6’-12’ high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 50’-80’
Spread at maturity (approximate): 50’-70’
Shape: Pyramidal, round
Foliage: Glossy leaves
Resident share of tree cost: $155.00

Chinkapin Oak 3/4"-1" Quercus muehlenbergii
Requests due by: No deadline but quantities are limited 
Size: Approximately 3/4"-1" diameter / 5’-7’ high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 50’-80’
Spread at maturity (approximate): 50’-70’
Shape: Pyramidal, round
Foliage: Glossy leaves
Resident share of tree cost: $65.00

Red Oak 3/4"-1" Quercus rubra
Requests due by: No deadline but quantities are limited 
Size: Approximately 3/4"-1" diameter / 5’-7’ high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 60’-75’
Spread at maturity (approximate): 60’-75’
Shape: Round
Foliage: Dark red in summer; russet-red to bright red in autumn
Resident share of tree cost: $65.00