50/50 Parkway Tree Planting

The “50/50” tree program is an opportunity to plant a new or replacement tree within the Village by sharing the cost of purchasing and installing the tree with the Village.

The program is intended to replace trees that have been removed from the Village parkways, mostly due to disease or poor health.  Residents are encouraged to participate in this voluntary program. The Village does limit the quantities of the most commonly chosen species to alleviate the possibility of future diseases and insects from devastating several hundred trees. This will help to ensure that a single species is not over-planted and provide for a diverse tree population.

The program is available on a first come, first served basis. Trees are typically planted in the fall, are 2-inch caliper in size and include a one-year warranty.

Village staff has compiled a list of 14 trees that will be offered through this year’s tree planting program.  The resident cost per tree is indicated below. The Village will match the cost per tree ordered.  The trees will be supplied and planted by Arthur Weiler, Inc. If you would like help in locating the new tree in your parkway, please contact the Village Arborist, Dave Heurich at 847-918-2074 or dheurich@libertyville.com.

Order form, payment and location sketches are due back no later than August 30, 2020 to Village of Libertyville, 200 E. Cook Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048, Attn: Assistant Director Public Works.    CLICK HERE for the 2020 Parkway Tree Planting Packet

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Tree Species Resident Cost (50%)
*Hedge Maple Acer campestre $132.50
State Street Maple Acer miyabei  $137.50
Red Maple Acer rubrum  $132.50
Green Mountain Sugar Maple Acer saccharum  $135.00
*American Hornbeam Carpinus Caroliniana $137.50
Common Hackberry Celtis occidentalis $135.00
Princeton Sentry Ginkgo (male) Ginkgo biloba $160.00
Skyline Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos inermis $132.50
Espresso Male Kentucky Coffeetree Gymnocladus dioicus $135.00
Ironwood Ostrya virginiana $140.00
*Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac Syringa reticulata $135.00
Redmond Linden Tilia Americana $135.00
Swamp White Oak Quercus Bicolor $142.50
Accolade Elm Ulmus x ‘Accolade’ $135.00
* If overhead utility lines exist in the planting area these trees must be planted.  Due to the mature size of the other trees listed, they will not be planted under utility lines.  The tree(s) cannot be placed closer than three feet (3’) from the removed tree.