Elgin Tree Planting Eagle Project

Eagle Scout Service Project for the City of Elgin,
organized by Graham Stocksdale

Would you like a FREE tree in front of your house?

Elgin Tree Bank Planting Program can provide you a FREE tree in your “parkway”.

What’s a “parkway”? The “parkway” also called a “tree bank” is that space between the sidewalk and the street. The City of Elgin will plant trees in the “parkway” at no cost to residents.

To request a tree, fill out this form. Requests are processed in the order they are received and according to the resources available. The application deadline for fall planting is August 15th.

Trees available for Fall 2021:

Would you like to help plant a grove of trees in a park?

I will be completing my Eagle Project by planting a grove of native trees in Willow Creek Park.

Grove will include Bur Oak, Red Oak, Hackberry, Kentucky Coffee Tree and Sycamore.

Plaque with names of major donors will be placed at the grove of trees.

You can donate to this project by sending a check made out to BSA Troop 10. Checks can be mailed to 444 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

Donations are also accepted through paypal at this link. DONATION FOR TREES

For more information

contact Graham Stocksdale at grahamstocksdale@bsa10.org

Donate to help buy trees

Donations are also accepted through paypal at this link. DONATION FOR TREES

Elgin tree bank program forms

For information on the Elgin Tree Bank Tree Planting Program, visit https://www.cityofelgin.org/467/Tree-Planting

Download the form for requesting trees for your “tree bank” or “parkway”, Tree Bank Planting Request & Tree Selection Form

Download the list of current trees available from the City of elgin, Tree Species Available for Parkway

There is no direct cost to you; however, tree planting requests are processed in the order they are received and according to the resources available. Tree planting requests will be inspected by the Public Works Department and prioritized accordingly. The city purchases its trees directly from a local nursery, which allows us to provide a much greater selection of trees at better prices and of higher quality.

All trees planted by the city will be fully mulched and watered at the time of installation. As the recipient of a new tree, you are encouraged to water and provide easy, basic care for the tree for several years after it is planted. For information on the maintenance responsibilities, please refer to the enclosed New Tree Care fact sheet.

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