This fall the Village is sponsoring a tree planting program in which we will subsidize 50% of the cost of up to two designated shade trees per Village property including installation. Order forms will be delivered to each property this weekend (August 17-18), or the form can be downloaded here (pdf). The requirements for participation are as follows:
- Order and payment is due by Friday, August 30, 2019. Orders should be returned to the Village Mailbox in the Circle Park. See the order form for a list of approved trees and their cost.
- Trees must be positioned on the street-facing side(s) of the home in order to qualify for the Village subsidy. This will allow you and your neighbors to enjoy the trees.
- The property owner will be responsible for calling the OUPS digger’s hotline (800-362-2764) in advance of planting to locate and mark any underground utilities.
- The property owner will be responsible for setting stakes to mark the preferred placement of trees in the yard (the Village will supply the stakes).
- It is recommended that trees be placed behind, but near, the right-of-way line of the property to avoid tree damage or removal during any future infrastructure repairs.
- For the same reason, it is also recommended that trees be planted at least five feet from water lines and at least ten feet from sanitary and storm sewer lines.
- Additional trees (more than two) can be ordered at full cost. Please note that the “full cost” price is a negotiated bulk rate and so is lower than typical retail pricing.
Trees will be delivered and planted in late October or early November 2019, and will come with a one-year warranty through Peabody Landscape Group, which is supplying the trees. The prices include mulch and stakes.
We hope that you will consider taking advantage of this program. Please contact Infrastructure Committee Member Dan Schlichting at 614-787-3943 with any questions. Thanks to Dan and the rest of the Infrastructure Committee – Council Members Marc Benevento and Chad Lowe, Street Commissioner Bill Charles, and resident volunteers Scott Flores and Greg Ross – for their hard work in putting this program together!