Parkway Tree Replacement Program
This program is for people living in Geneva’s corporate City limits. People residing in Mill Creek should call Blackberry Township or Kane County.
The City has an ongoing parkway tree replacement program. Parkway trees are defined as trees within City right-of-way, usually located between the sidewalk/property-line and curb.
The City, through a contract with the West Suburban Tree Consortium, is able to purchase trees at discount prices. Under the program, the resident pays $150 and the City pays the remainder of the cost to purchase and plant a new tree. The City’s cost is more than $150.
The nursery needs a few months of lead time to prepare for the order. Below are important dates to remember:
| Spring Planting Dates|
| Completed Forms Due At Public Works|| First Friday in January|
| Tree Will Be Planted|| Throughout April|
Approved Tree Species
The City has worked with the nursery to choose appropriate trees for our parkways. As we have learned with the Emerald Ash Borer infestation of ash trees, it is very important to diversify our tree species.
Tree species and location within the parkway will be evaluated by City staff on a case-by-case basis. There is a limit to the number and species of trees that can be planted each year, so all requests for replacement trees will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Below is a listing of approved parkway trees with species information links. Availability may vary. Trees will be between 2 and 2.5 inches.
|Littleleaf Linden||Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac|
|Skyline Honeylocust||Kentucky Coffeetree|
|Bur Oak||Red Oak|
* If you are replacing a tree recently removed, the new tree will need to be placed approximately 5 feet from the previously removed tree.
If the tree is not looking healthy at any time during the first 60 days after planting, please call the City’s Public Works Department for an inspection.
It is very important to properly maintain the newly planted tree. A door hanger will be provided to residents after the tree has been planted.
If you would like to participate in the Parkway Tree Replacement Program, please fill out an application form.
Planting Parkway Trees Outside of this Program
Residents may also plant their own parkway tree at their own cost. A right-of-way permit is required prior to installation, and City staff must review the species, size and location. Please contact Geneva Public Works for information 630-232-1502.