Parkway Tree Program

Share the Cost Tree Replacement Program

Each year, the Flossmoor Public Works Department identifies space in the Parkway adjacent to homes where there is room to plant trees.  Postcards are sent to those residents inviting them to "Share the Cost" of a Tree.  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 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 are professionally planted by a local nursery. The trunks of most species will be at least two-inches in diameter, and all trees carry a one-year guarantee.  If you did not receive a postcard but believe you have space in the parkway adjacent to your home and you would like to be considered for the next planting opportunity, please contact Public Works at 708-957-4100.

 Download the Fall 2018 Share-the-cost tree application


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    1700 Central Park Avenue
    Flossmoor, IL 60422

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  1. Fall 2018 - Planting List
  2. Spring Planting List
Tree Name Botanical Name Description

Expresso 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.  Male/seedless cultivar. (Read more.)

Sweet Gum Liquidamber styraciflua

Height: 60-80 feet, Spread: 40-60 feet, Form: upright growth habit with straight trunk. Prefers moist, fertile soils, but very adaptable. Star shaped leaves turn shades of yellow, orange, purple, and red in the fall.  Fruit are 1.5-inch diameter and remain on the tree for much of the winter. (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.)

Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum

Height: 50-70 feet, Spread: 20-45, Form: pyramial cone bearing tree.  Tolerates a wide range of soils and conditions. Excellent choice for wet areas, but adaptable to dryer upland areas.  Native to southern Illinois and southern Illinois swamps.  Feather like leaves turn orange in the fall.  (Read more.

Northern Catalpa

Catalpa speciosa

Height: 40-70 feet, Spread: 20-50 feet, Form: rounded to narrow oval crown.  Tolerant of a wide range of soils.  Prefers moist fertile soils in full sun to part shade.  Showy white flowers in the spring.  Seed pods are 12 to 24 inches long.  The large 12-inch leaves turn yellow to brown in the fall. (Read more.)