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Plant a piece of Batavia history—2017 Parkway Tree Program

Apr 27, 2017 10:19AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

The City of Batavia provides residents with an opportunity to purchase a parkway tree, as part of its commitment to reforestation in Batavia. 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. Residents pay one-half of the tree cost, which is posted on the city’s website. The cost covers the tree, planting, and mulch. Residents will be invoiced for their share of the tree cost after planting.

In addition, residents can preserve a piece of Batavia’s history by choosing a Heritage Bur Oak tree, available this spring only. There are a limited number of trees that were specially grown by a nursery for the City of Batavia using acorns gathered by Tree Commission member Bob Lootens from the historic parent tree at the West Batavia Cemetery on S. Batavia Ave. This species is available in a 15-gallon container only and will be about 5'–7' high at planting. Cost for this tree is $60.

To apply for a tree: Please submit the online request form (form available at We will accept requests until March 27 for spring trees or Sept. 15 for fall trees (while supplies last). If you require a paper form, call us at the number below and one will be sent to you. Please call the Street Division at 630-454-2400 with any questions.