Trees can add value to your home, help cool your home and neighborhood, break the cold winds to lower your heating costs, and provide food for wildlife. Properly cared for trees are valuable growing assets worth three times the investment. Visit the International Society of Arboriculture website to learn more about the value of trees.
The Village of Bellevue provides a neighborhood tree planting program for residents who wish to have trees planted in the terrace area adjacent to their property. The planting program is offered annually and runs concurrent with other Village plantings. The resident pays for the wholesale cost of the tree including planting.
Planting along the street terrace can also provide many aesthetic benefits to your local neighborhood or street. An example of what a street can look like with moderately aged trees along the terrace is shown below.
Homeowners who are interested may typically choose from the tree varieties listed below:
- White Swamp Oak, Bur Oak
- Maple: Autumn Blaze, Emerald Lustre, Sugar Maple
- Honeylocust: Skyline
- Kentucky Coffee Tree
- Linden: Littleleaf Greenspire, American Redmond
- Ironwood: American Hophornbeam
- Other (Small Tree): Spring Snow Crab, Amur Maple, Japanese Tree Lilac, Cleveland Select Pear, Korean Sun Ornamental Pear, Callaway Pear
If you are interested in purchasing any of these trees, please complete the attached order form found here and return to the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. If you have any questions about planting dates, please contact the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department at (920) 468-5225.