Tree Planting Program

Tree Planting Program - Application Form and Information

2022 EDWARDSVILLE TREE PLANTING PROGRAM FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OWNERS

The Edwardsville Beautification and Tree Commission is pleased to announce the opportunity for residents to participate in the Edwardsville Tree Planting Program. This program enables residents to be reimbursed one-half the cost (up to $100) of purchasing and planting one approved tree each year at their primary place of residence within the Edwardsville City Limits. For residents to be eligible for program participation and reimbursement, all applications must be received by the Department of Public Works and approved by the city PRIOR TO FINAL TREE SELECTION AND PLANTING.

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

 

Step 1.  Submit the application below to the Edwardsville Public Works Department, City Tree Planting Program, 200 East Park

      Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025 or complete the online form at cityofedwardsville.com/432/Tree-Planting-Program

      starting September 1st.  Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, November 30th.  Only those trees on the   LIST OF APPROVED TREES will be considered for approval.


Step 2.  After receiving approval from the Public Works Department, the property owner shall purchase the tree and arrange for   

             planting. All owners are required to Contact J.U.L.I.E. (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators) at

              1-800-892-0123 and request location and marking of any potentially conflicting underground utilities. This MUST be

             done prior to any digging. Planting must be completed by December 15th.

 

Step 3.  Apply for reimbursement.  Submit a receipt for purchase of the tree no later than December 29th to the Edwardsville

Public Works Department address given above. Receipts for purchase of the tree must be dated between September 1st and December 15th.   Applications for reimbursement will be reviewed and the applicant will be contacted by email once

approved. Reimbursement will only be authorized for the planting of the approved tree type listed on the original application AND after inspection and approval of proper tree planting. This program is on a first-come, first-served basis

as funding priorities allow so don’t delay!

 

 

LIST OF APPROVED TREES

 

 

Apple (ornamental)

 

Hackberry

 

Pond/Bald Cypress

Arborvitae 

 

European/American Hornbeam

 

Redbud

Basswood

 

American Hophornbeam

 

Red Cedar

Beech

 

Kentucky Coffeetree 

 

Dawn redwood

Black gum

 

Larch

 

Sassafras

Buckeye

 

Linden

 

Serviceberry

Catalpa

 

London Plane Tree

 

American Smoke Tree

Carolina silverbell

 

Magnolia

 

Sourwood

Cherry (ornamental)

 

Maple (excluding Japanese, Silver, and Norway maple)

 

Spruce

Elm (disease resistant) 

 

Oak (excluding sawtooth and pin oak)

 

Tulip

Fir

 

Pawpaw

 

Tupelo

Ginko (male)

 

Pine

 

White Fringetree

 

Any questions should be directed to the Public Works Department at 618-692-7535.  Even if you have purchased a tree in previous years and have been reimbursed, you are still eligible to participate again this year.