50/50 Parkway Tree Program


In an effort to encourage the replacement of some of the parkway trees that have been cut down due to Emerald Ash Borer, the City of Aurora is pleased to offer a 50/50 Parkway Tree Program. The program will provide residents with a guaranteed replacement tree at half the cost and the option to choose from a variety of available selections.


The discounted fee includes planting and mulching. Residents can choose 1 tree per household from the following trees for Spring 2017 planting in either 2 inches or 3 inches varieties (exception - homeowner's associations):
Type of Tree
Description 2-Inch Cost to Resident
3-Inch Cost to Resident
American Hornbeam A native forest understory tree in the Chicago area, making it useful for shady landscapes and naturalized or woodland gardens.
$200 n/a
Chanticleer Pear This tree stands out as one of the most profuse flowerers. It has a narrow, tailored appearance and tolerates many urban conditions, which is why it is a popular street tree choice where spread may be a bit limited.
$200 $250
Hybrid Elm An extremely fast growing hybrid elm, resistant to disease and insect attack; a good choice for shade as a street tree. Up to 40 feet in height, dark green leaves and golden in the fall.
$200 $250
Swamp White Oak A striking native tree with attractive peeling bark, especially on young trees; lustrous heavy textured lobed leaves two-tone appearance- dark green on top with a silvery-white underside and flowers in spring, leaves turn orange-golden to purple mid-autumn.
$200 $250

Tree Orders

The city contracts the planting of parkway trees twice a year.

Spring planting will take place in April and May of 2017. Tree orders must be placed by March 27, 2017.

Fall Planting - We apologize for your inconvenience.

Due to budgetary constraints, tree supplies are limited. Residents are encouraged to apply early.

Three Easy Steps to Place An Order

  1. To begin the Approval Process, call the City of Aurora's Customer Service Center at 630-256-INFO (4636) to request a tree. Customer Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  2. Once the request is received, a City staff member will conduct a parkway review to determine tree spacing, soil condition and existing utilities. All of these factors impact planting a new tree.
  3. After the parkway review, the resident will be contacted regarding approval status. If request has been approved, an invoice will be mailed to the homeowner for payment. Payments must be received prior to planting.