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Rochester Hills Street Tree Planting Program

This Program is FREE in 2017

The Purpose
Planting the right trees in the right locations along city streets provides environmental benefits and improves the livability of our city. To encourage this, the city has established a NO cost Street Tree Planting Program at approved locations.

How It Works
The city of Rochester Hills is offering free street trees to property owners in 2017. The first 250 homeowners to register this Spring may have a tree planted on the public right-of-way adjacent to their property for free. The city’s budget for this initiative will come from its Tree Fund. The trees will be planted, maintained, and guaranteed for one year by the city’s landscape contractor. The Forestry Division will work with the homeowner to determine the specific location within the city’s street tree ordinance guidelines.

Street trees are planted every spring and fall (spring planting occurs in late April/early May, fall planting in November). Quantities are limited, so interested homeowners should order early. September 8 is the deadline for ordering trees for the fall 2017 planting.

All trees are 2-inch caliper (stem diameter) and approximately 8-10 feet tall. The following tree species are normally available (not all varieties are suitable for all locations):

  • Bald Cypress
  • Beech
  • Blackgum
  • Coffeetree
  • Hybrid Elm
  • Hackberry
  • Honeylocust
  • Hornbeam
  • Linden
  • Oak
  • Serviceberry
  • Tuliptree
Note: Due to over planting, red maples are no longer offered. Flowering pears are no longer offered because of susceptibility to storm damage and disease, as well as being invasive. Other varieties are sometimes available. Please check our Street Tree List or call the Parks & Forestry office at 248.656.4673 for information.

Cost: Free in 2017 
Please use this order form to order your FREE STREET TREE. For additional information, please call the Parks and Forestry Office at 248.656.4673.

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