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TREE PLANTING PROGRAM

How much do the trees cost?
Homeowners may purchase one (1) tree for $50 or $75, depending on availability and size, to be planted
on their property. Businesses may purchase up to three (3) trees for $50 or $75 each, depending on
availability and size, for to be planted on the business property.


Who can apply for a tree?
Residents and businesses within the Evanston City Limits may apply for a tree(s).
There are no exceptions to this rule as this is a City program through a nationwide organizations. Go to
this website for more information about the program:

https://www.arborday.org/programs/TreeCityUSA/index.cfm


We want everyone to have an opportunity to purchase a tree. Because there is a limited number of
trees available each year, you may not purchase a tree each consecutive year; but you can be added to a
waiting list. Once adequate time has passed for new people to apply for a tree, the people on the
waiting list will be contacted and will have the opportunity to purchase a tree for the second year.


When and how can I apply for a tree?


Tree applications are generally available in the fall and need to be returned by the middle of January.
Tree availability is limited and is first-come first-serve so be sure to apply early. Check back here for
specific dates and “Follow” the Rec Center on Facebook and social media to see reminders for tree
applications.


The tree application will be made available to print here or pick up in-person at the Rec Center or City
Hall. Payment must be made to the Evanston Parks and Recreation Department (EPRD) at the time the application is submitted. Applications may not be submitted online. Applications with payment must be submitted to the Rec Center by the due date. No late applications will be accepted.

When do the trees come?

The trees will be delivered to the Evanston Parks Department the 2nd or 3rd weeks of June. Trees will be available for pick up at the Evanston Parks Shop, 110 Pasture Drive. The Tree Board will notify the contact person on the application. For pick up time please be patient with the Employees and Tree Board during pick up. 

Planting Guidelines

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