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Neighbors of Kane County

Apply now for the trees from the 2015 Parkway Tree Program

May 14, 2015 11:28AM ● By Katelyn Nelson

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.  Funding is derived from the City of Batavia Electric Utility, and the program is administered by the Street Division of Batavia Public Works. 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. Resident pays one-half of the tree cost, which will be posted on the city’s website, Cost covers the tree, planting, and mulch. Residents will be invoiced for their share of the tree cost after planting.

To apply for a tree submit request form by the date specified for the tree you choose (form available at If you require a paper form, call us at the number below and one will be sent to you.  Placement of trees is subject to location of utilities and space requirements. For example, 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.  Call the Street Division at 630-454-2400 with any questions.

As always, be safe and have fun!