Thursday, April 21, 2011

Urbana celebrates Arbor Day with city tree sales initiative - Urbana, IL

City selling trees

In conjunction with Urbana's observance of Arbor Day on April 29 and to increase tree canopy on the city streets, the Urbana Shade Tree Commission is selling trees that will be planted by city and volunteer crews in May. The cost of each tree is $75, and a short application process is required. Payment will be required upon application approval.

Applications are available on the city's website at Click on City Government, then on Boards and Commissions. Applications also can be obtained by contacting Doug Crabill at the city at 652-4305 or Applications are due by Thursday, May 5.

For $75, a property owner in the city can have a tree planted in the right of way in the front of the home or business. The Lewis B. Moore Fund will supplement the cost of the tree, and the tree will be planted by the city. Once the tree is planted, the tree will become the responsibility of the property owner. This tree will be 1 ½ inches in caliper, and it will be delivered from the nursery in balled and burlapped and/or containerized form.

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