Dearborn residents can order trees through city program; supply limited

DEARBORN – Residents can order a tree to be planted on the easement in front of their home for $25 through the city’s Parks Division.

Orders will be taken on a first call, first order basis for the 250 available trees.

Residents can choose from an assortment of trees; however, city personnel must approve the location of the tree.

Residents can call the Parks Division — a division of the city’s Public Works Department — at (313) 943-2318 if they are interested. They either can place an order or request a selection guide, which offers more information about the 10 types of trees that are available.

The species of trees are available are: celebration maple, yellow wood, Corzam or Corinthian, Japanese pagoda, Katsura or caramel, maidenhair, golden rain, hardy rubber and corktree. Spring snow crabapple is available only for areas where there are overhead wires.

Trees are planted by a contractor and have a one-year warranty. Planting will take place in early April and should be complete by early June.

The contractor is responsible for planting, mulching, staking, pruning, watering and cleanup after initial planting.

Residents are responsible for the followup watering after the planting. Residents should retain the mulch ring around the base to keep the moisture and decrease damage from grass cutting.

Once the planting is completed, the resident will be billed $25 for the tree and the planting.

Dearborn has been deemed by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA for the past 22 years. Cities with the “Tree City USA” designation must maintain specific standards, including a viable tree management program.