DEARBORN, Mich. – The City of Dearborn encourages the planting of trees as a way to keep neighborhoods attractive, reduce energy consumption and support a healthier environment.
Residents can join with the City in this mission through a low-cost tree planting program offered through the Department of Public Works.
Dearborn residents can order trees, which will be planted in the easement (the area between the sidewalk and curb) in front of their homes, through a program offered by the Department of Public Works (DPW).
This program is open to Dearborn residents only. Trees cost $100 each, and the supply of trees for the program is limited. Trees are sold on a first come, first serve basis.
Residents interested in the program can call DPW at 313.943.2317. At this number, they can either place an order or request a selection guide which offers more information about the species of trees being offered. Orders for 2011 will be taken after Valentine’s Day, February 14.
The trees will be planted by a contractor and have a one-year warranty. Public Works officials will decide if there is adequate space in the easement of a property owner’s home for a tree. Planting usually takes place in late April and should be complete by early June.
The following species of trees are available: Celebration Maple, Corzam or Corinthian Linden, American Yellowood, Japanese Pagoda, Lustre Allegheny Serviceberry, Ginkgo Maidenhair, Golden Rain, Hardy Rubber, Corktree, and “Ivory Silk” Japanese Lilac.