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.  The Park and Recreation is located in the lower level of City Hall, 1110 18th Avenue. 

You will be given a flag to place in the terrace where you would like the tree to be planted.  Tree orders for Spring 2021 can be placed until April 2nd.  Flags for Spring 2021 should be in place April 5th.  Tree orders for Fall 2021 can be placed through October 1st.   Flags should be in place for Fall 2021 on October 4th.   Park Department staff will then use the flag as a guide when they stake the location for Digger's Hotline.  Spring 2021 planting is scheduled to begin the week of April 19th.  Fall 2021 planting is scheduled to begin October 18th. 
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.

The cost listed for all the trees except for Maple is one half the regular cost of the tree.  The other half is being covered with a 2021 Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry grant.

Trees available for the Spring planting include: 
  • Princeton Elm - $45
  • American Sentry Linden - $45
  • Exclamation London Plane Tree - $85
  • Skyline Honey Locust - $45
  • Sienna Glen Maple - $85
  • Katsura Tree - $80

Spring Low Growing Trees    

  • Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac $45
  • Cleveland Select Pear $80

Trees available for the Fall planting include:    
  • Skyline Honey Locust $45
  • American Sentry Linden $45
  • Katsura Tree $80
  • Sienna Glen Maple $85

Fall Low Growing Trees    

  • Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac $45
  • Spring Snow crabapple $80

2021 Spring Terrace Trees
2021 Fall Terrace Tree