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50/50 Parkway Tree Program

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50/50 "Share the Cost" Parkway Tree Program

The City is offering trees for planting in the parkways through its “50/50 Parkway Tree Planting Program.” Please call the Public Works Office at 630.377.4405 to request a review of your parkway if you are interested in qualifying for this program.  All requests must have an approved parkway review before an order will be placed.  Please do not send payment at this time.  Once approved, residents will receive a confirmation letter, an order form and details on how to order a 50/50 parkway tree. 

Cherry Dogwood $185  Good under power lines

Excellent small specimen tree.  Four petaled, white flowers that appear above the foliage in June and reddish-purple fall color.  

Alleghany Serviceberry $150  Good under power lines

Small specimen tree with four-season interest.  Early white spring flowers, outstanding orange-red fall color. 

Hybrid Elm $175 

Very tolerant tree that makes a good shade and street tree.  Green to yellowish fall color.

Bald Cypress $190

Bald Cypress loses its needles each winter and grows a new set in spring.  Hardy and tough, this tree will adapt to a wide range of soil types.

Red Oak $200 SPRING ONLY

Fast growing oak, leaves emerge pinkish-red, turning lustrous dark green in summer, and changing to russet-red to bright red in autumn.

Hardy Rubbertree - $193

Leaves have a two tone appearance, dark green on top with a silvery-white underside.  Fall color is an orange-gold to yellow in mid-autumn.

Ginkgo - $240

Tolerates urban conditions well and can be used as a street tree. Has interesting bark, clean serrated foliage and good fall color.

London Planetree $210

Very tolerant tree with four-season interest.  Simple leathery leaves, that are bright green and pale underneath.  Fall color is yellow-brown.

Hardy Rubber Tree $243

Excellent shade tree with a round spreading form with dark green and glossy leaves.  There is little to no color change in fall. 

State Street Maple $200

Excellent heat and drought tolerance.  Thick, five-lobed, attractive, medium to dark-green leaves that remain long into fall, then rapidly change to a pale golden-yellow fall color.

Saw Tooth Oak $245 SPRING ONLY

One of the fastest growing trees in its youth, an attractive shade tree with dark lustrous summer foliage and clear yellow to brown fall leaves.  One inch acords are quite popular with wildlife.

You may review information regarding the specific tree at the Morton Arboretrum website or the St. Charles Public Library.  Larger size trees are available at an additional cost of $100 per 1/2 inch diameter upgrade.  If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Office at 630-377-4405 or by email at


updated Nov 01, 2019