Parkway Tree Program



The City of Batavia is again offering 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 2019 50/50 Parkway Tree Program Request Form may be submitted online or a paper form can be requested.  

  • Requests for spring trees will be accepted while supplies last or until March 31, 2019. Requests for fall trees will be accepted while supplies last or until September 15, 2019.   The fall selection list is not yet available and will be posted at a later date.    
  • 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 April/early May. Fall trees are planted in 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 6'-10' 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. 

2019 Tree Species Selection List (click on species to view fact sheet)
(additional species for fall to be posted at a later date)

 
 Species
Tulip Tree (Spring Only)
Requests due by: March 31, 2019  
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 7'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 70'-90'
Spread at maturity (approximate): 35'-50'
Growth: fast   Shape/form: oval, pyramidal, round, upright
Foliage:  Spring: medium green  Fall: yellow
Flower color:  orange, yellow (note: it can take years for a young Tulip Tree to begin producing flowers)
Resident share of tree cost: $210.00
 
Swamp White Oak (Spring Only)
Requests due by:  March 31, 2019  
Size:  2.5" diameter / 7'-10' high at planting 
Height at maturity (approximate): 50'-60'
Spread at maturity (approximate): 50'-60'
Growth: moderate  Shape/form: broad/round
Foliage:  Spring: green  Fall: orange
Resident share of tree cost:  $196.00
 
Exclamation London Planetree (Spring Only)
Requests due by:  March 31, 2019  
Size: 2.5" diameter / 7'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 55'-65'
Spread at maturity (approximate): 40'-50'
Growth: fast  Habit: pyramidal
Foliage:  Spring: semi-glossy green  Fall: yellow
Resident share of tree cost:  $194.50
 
Accolade Elm (Spring Only)
Requests due by:  March 31, 2019 
Size: 2.5" diameter / 7'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 50'-60'
Spread at maturity (approximate): 30'-40'
Growth: fast  Habit: vase shaped
Foliage:  Spring: dark green  Fall: yellow
Resident share of tree cost:  $180.00
 
Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac (Spring Only)
Requests due by:  March 31, 2019  
Size: 2" diameter / 6'-8' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 20'-25'
Spread at maturity (approximate): 15'-20'
Growth: moderate  Habit: upright narrow
Foliage:  Spring: green Fall: yellow
Flower: large, white, fragrant
Resident share of tree cost:  $172.00