The City of Dayton will be planting shade trees on Dayton homeowners' properties this spring to help make neighborhoods greener and replenish the population of urban trees.
There are 13 species of shade trees available, and homeowners will work with an urban forester to determine a compatible tree based on tree lawn size and whether overhead wires are present. Please note that trees must be planted in the public right-of-way (tree lawn) and that this tree lawn must be at least 3 feet wide and 20 feet from overhead power lines. (This does not include street light wires and telecommunication lines.) Renters should submit a request to their landlords if requesting a tree on a rental property.
A City contractor will be conducting the tree planting, which will run from March 1 to May 31. The City will water these trees for the next two years. Requests must be received by April 1, 2017. Interested homeowners are encouraged to request a tree as soon as possible because supplies are limited.
Request a tree for your property by calling the Public Works call center at 333-4800 or using the Dayton Delivers app. Be sure to include contact information so the Division of Urban Forestry can confirm you are the property owner and ask any follow-up questions.