8-10-4: PLANTING:
   A.   Tree Planting Program: The Board of Trustees hereby creates and sets up an annual tree planting program for new trees and tree replacements. The trees are to be placed in the Village- owned right-of-ways at Village determined locations with no fees charged to the adjacent property owner. The Director of Public Works or their designee (Village forester, horticulturalist, etc.) shall be solely responsible for selecting tree species and planting locations that are in the best interest of the Village and its forestry management plan.
   B.   Trees Planted: All trees planted within Village owned property (parks, parkways, right-of-ways, etc.) shall be at least two inches (2") in caliper size and be approved by the Director of Public Works or their designee (Village forester, horticulturalist, etc.).
   C.   Variety: No tree genus shall make up more than twenty percent (20%) and no species shall make up more than ten percent (10%) of the Village urban forest.
   D.   Planting: Planting will be done in accordance with the most current edition of the "American National Standard for Tree Care Operations" ANSI A300 (part 6) transplanting.
   E.   Planting Spaces: Selected trees must meet the specifications of the planting spaces that are presently available within the Village in terms of soil, lighting conditions, and overall size at maturity.
   F.   Trees Purchased: All trees that the Village purchases will be between two inches (2") to three inches (3") caliper, come from an Illinois Department of Agriculture certified nursery (where practical) and are to follow ANSI Z60.1-2004 American Standard for Nursery Stock.
   G.   Minimum Standard: A minimum of one parkway tree per forty feet (40') of frontage is required for all development and the parkway shall be grass, except where covered by driveway pavement.
   H.   Location: Wherever feasible, parkway trees shall be planted on the public parkway and not on the private property side of the sidewalk.
   I.   Prohibited List: No trees from the prohibited list may be installed. See chart below of prohibited trees.
Common Name
Scientific Name
Common Name
Scientific Name
All evergreens
Juniperus, Picea, Pinus, Pseudotsuga, Thuja, etc.
Lack of visibility
Emerald ash borer (EAB)
Acer negundo
Weak structure
Bradford pear
Weak structure
Fruit, invasive
Eastern cottonwood
Populus deltoides
Weak structure
Fruit trees (apple, apricot, cherry, fig, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, etc.)
Ginkgo (female)
Ginkgo biloba (female)
Gleditsia triacanthos
Fruit, invasive
Osage orange
Siberian elm
Ulmus pumila
Weak structure
Silver maple
Acer saccharinum
Tree of heaven
Ailanthus altissima
Weak structure
   J.   Mulch And Watering: Newly planted trees must be mulched for at least the first year and watered appropriately for two (2) years to enable trees to become fully established and thrive. During the growing season, one inch (1") of water should be applied weekly to the root ball of newly planted trees unless adequate soil moisture is present.
   K.   Mulch Layer: It is required that a two inch (2") to three inch (3") layer of wood chip mulch will be maintained in a circular area around the base of the tree that is at least three feet (3') in diameter.
   L.   Tags And Stakes: All tags, rope and wire ties will be removed. Trunk wrap may remain in place for the first winter season if necessary for thin-barked trees. Stakes will only be used in windy locations and will be removed after one year.
   M.   Pests And Stress: All trees will be monitored for pests or other signs of stress, and conditions will be remedied when appropriate and possible.
   N.   Planting Location:
      1.   No planting of any sort shall be planted within the distance of forty feet (40') of any street corner or intersection, measured from the point of the nearest intersecting curbs.
      2.   No planting of any sort shall be planted within the distance of ten feet (10') of any fire hydrant or street light.
      3.   Plantings shall be installed on the centerline (whenever possible) of the parkways or right-of-ways and have a minimum width of four feet (4') of parkway or right-of-way space required for any plantings.
      4.   If overhead utilities exist, a shorter variety of tree, growing to a maximum height of fifteen feet (15') or shorter is required.
      5.   No planting of two (2) of the same genus or species next to one another whenever possible.
   O.   Permit: Any resident, firm, private contractor, etc., wanting to plant in any Village owned parkway, right-of-way, park, etc., must first obtain a parkway tree planting permit from the Public Works Department.
   P.   JULIE: Before any planting is to be done, JULIE must first be contacted at 1-800-892-0123 or www.illinois1call.com.
   Q.   Violations Of Planting Regulations: Whoever violates this section, in addition to any other fines, or fees, shall be subject to the following provisions:
      1.   Fines: First offense, five hundred dollars ($500.00); second offense, one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); third and subsequent offense, two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00).
      2.   Lien: If the entity or person cannot pay the fines and fees, a lien shall be placed against their property. (Ord. 32-2019, 5-28-2019)