Spring is coming and it’s time to make Coal City Green! We are proud to be partnering again with the Village of Coal City and ComEd to plant trees on Arbor Day April 27. The goal is to get 100 trees planted in the community!
This year, residents will be able to select up to 2 trees for their yard from the list below at a cost of $100 each paid to the village. The rest of the cost will be covered from a Trees Forever grant, ComEd donations and the village. Residents may have the trees planted anywhere on their property or parkway. All residents will be asked to review the ComEd flyer outlining proper tree placement and be asked to sign the Trees Forever contract assuring proper care of the tree after planting. iTrees.com will be coming by to dig holes earlier that week and a team of volunteers from iTrees.com and ComEd will be planting the trees on Arbor Day. All tree orders will be placed & paid for with the Village.
In an effort to rebuild a healthy urban canopy, these trees have been especially selected to provide beauty & shade for many years to come. We specifically chose a diverse selection of trees to ensure that in the future the canopy will not be subject to disease or pests that feed on a certain tree. This variety of trees will also add beauty & changing features throughout the seasons. We hope that you enjoy the new canopy as it grows & flourished in your community!
Spring Grove Nursery has put together a great list of locally grown trees to choose from. The trees will be balled & burlapped large trees (1.5-2.0” unless otherwise noted) similar to the size of the ones planted at the Arbor Day event in 2016. To learn more about the trees, residents can visit either www.iTrees.com or www.SpringGroveNursery.com to view pictures & tree descriptions. Choose from any of these trees (varieties available on a first-come first-serve basis):
State Street Maple* Norway Spruce 5-6’
Emerald Lustre Norway Maple* Colorado Spruce 5-6’
Red Sunset Red Maple* Little Twist Cherry
Autumn Blaze Maple* Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear*
River Birch 14’ multi-stem Swamp White Oak*
Northern Catalpa* Shingle Oak*
Common Hackberry* Bur Oak*
Eastern Redbud Red Oak*
Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn 6-8’ multi-stem Weeping Willow
Skyline Honeylocust* Japanese Tree Lilac 5’ multi stem
Tulip Tree* Bald Cypress*
Prairifire Pink Crabapple* Greenspire Littleleaf Linden*
Red Jewel White Crabapple* Princeton American Elm*
*Trees that can be planted in the parkway.