Parkway Tree Program

Share the Cost Tree Replacement Program

Flossmoor's Shared Cost Parkway Tree Program is a 50/50 cost sharing program that gives residents the opportunity to purchase a tree for their parkway at half of the cost, with the Village paying for the other half. This is a wonderful way to add to the beauty and enhance the property values of our community. All species available are conducive to parkway planting and soil conditions in our area. A list with descriptions, to assist in selecting trees for your parkway, is listed below. The trees will all be professionally planted by a local nursery. The trunks of most species will be at least two-inches in diameter, and all trees will carry a one-year guarantee
2017 Spring Share the Tree Planting Application (PDF) 
2017 Spring Tree Descriptions (PDF)

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    1700 Central Park Avenue
    Flossmoor, IL 60422

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  1. Spring 2017 Planting List
  2. Spring Planting List
Tree Name Botanical Name Description
Autumn Blaze Maple

Acer x freemanii

Height: 50 to 60 feet, Spread: 40 to 50 feet, Form: Dense broad oval to rounded crown. Prefers moist well-drained soils. Tolerant of drought and poor drainage. Adaptable many soils and conditions. Fast growing tree with excellent orange-red fall color. (Read more.) 

Kentucky Coffeetree

Gymnocladus dioious

Height 60-80 feet, spread 40-55, Form: attractive vertical ascending branches, bold winter outline with stout branches and furrowed bark. Prefers moist, well-drained soils. This tree is very adaptable and can tolerate poor soils and drought. Almost tropical appearance in summer. Medium growth rate. Excellent yellow fall color.(Read more.)

American Hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana

Height: 20 -30 feet, Spread: 20 -30 feet, Form: compact and globular. Prefers moist, well-drained and wet soil. Moderately tolerant to drought conditions. Grows well in full sun to full shade. This native forest understory tree is slow growing. The smooth gray trunk forms a distinctive muscle appearance with age. Excellent yellow, orange, and red fall color. (Read more.)

Hackberry Celtis occidentalis

Height: 40-60 feet, Spread: 40-60 feet, form is oval, round, vase shaped. Moderate to fast growth rate. Tolerant of many conditions and soil types. Bark develops attractive corky warts and ridges as the tree ages. Birds are attracted to the small fleshy berries, which ripen in late summer. Fall color is yellow. (Read more.)

Scarlet Oak Quercus coccinea

Height: 50-70 feet, Spread: 40-50 feet, Form: oval, pyramidal. Prefers moist, well-drained soil, and full Sun (6 hours of direct light daily). Moderately tolerant of drought and intolerant of poorly drained soils. Excellent red fall color. (Read more.

Shingle Oak

Quercus imbricaria

Height: 40-60 feet, Spread: 40-60 feet, Form: oval, pyramidal. Full sun to shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Tolerant of many conditions and soil types. Leaves are unlobed, unlike other native oaks. Fall color is yellow-brown. This oak holds leaves throughout the winter. (Read more.)