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Terrace Tree Planting

The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department offers a Fall and Spring Terrace Tree Planting Program.  Residents who would like a tree to be planted on their terrace need to order and pay for the tree at the Parks and Recreation office.  Starting August 11th, the Park and Recreation office will be at the Street Department office located 1064 5th Ave, while the flooring is being replaced at their normal office in the lower level of City Hall, 1110 18th Ave.  The work is planned to take up to 6 weeks. 

You will be given a flag to place in the terrace where you would like the tree to be planted.  Tree orders for Fall 2016 can be placed through October. 7th.  Tree orders for Spring 2017 can be placed until April 7, 2017.  Flags should be in place for Fall 2016 on October 10th.  Flags for Spring 2017 should be in place April 11th.

Park Department staff will then use the flag as a guide when they stake the location for Digger's Hotline.  Fall 2016 planting is schedule to begin October 24th.  Spring 2017 planting is schedule to being April 24th.
 
Several items to consider when ordering a terrace tree: If you have overhead utility lines over your terrace ONLY a low growing tree may be planted.  On corner lots, at street intersections, no tree shall be planted in the triangle formed by measuring 30 feet from the intersection of the curb lines of each adjacent street.  Spacing between new trees should be a minimum of 25 feet.  The terrace width should be a minimum of 4 1/2 feet.  No tree can be planted within 25 feet of a fire hydrant.  No tree can be planted nearer than 10 feet from a water stop box.

The price of the tree includes the Park Department planting, staking, mulching, fertilizing and watering the tree at the time of planting.  The homeowner is also given information from the nursery on care after planting.  The trees are guaranteed for one year and will be replaced at no cost.  These trees are only for city residents and can only be planted on the terrace.

Trees available for the fall planting include:
  • American Sentry Linden $65
  • Regal Prince Oak $130   
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree $145
Fall Low Growing Trees    
  • Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac $55