Prairie Township wants to be known and admired for its beautiful urban forest. This can only be made possible over the course of many decades through the efforts of residents and the Township alike. An important contributor to beautifying our surroundings is the Township's Street Tree Program, which is intended to enhance the majority of the community's neighborhood roads and major thoroughfares.
Tending to and replacing old or unhealthy trees in the public right-of-way is an ongoing and significant program that takes both time and financial resources. To help expedite the planting of new street trees, residents are able to participate in the Cost Share Street Tree Program.
The Cost Share Street Tree Program allows residents to order new street trees through the Township to take advantage of the Township's wholesale purchasing power.
Participating residents pay up to the following amounts for a tree based on its size:
1.5 inches caliper is $150
2-inch caliper is $175. View a complete list of approved trees (PDF) Planting is included in the price. Species selection does not affect the price. Orders are taken anytime, with planting scheduled twice per year (spring & fall). Deadlines to order Spring: April 30 Fall: October 21
All trees are guaranteed by the Township, and will be replaced if necessary at no further cost to you. The Township will offer quantity and species recommendations based on site conditions and your preferences. For further information, call (614) 878-3316.