Arbor Day Tree Sale

Each year, the City of Naperville holds an Arbor Day Tree Sale in which residents can choose from a number of different species of container-grown trees for use in beautifying their yards and sustaining the environment. About 500 trees are typically available for purchase, including various maples, oaks and elms.

The City's 34th annual Arbor Day Tree Sale will tentatively take place in spring of 2025. An exact date will be shared once determined. 

Purchase a Rain Barrel

The City, in partnership with the Conservation Foundation and Upcycle Products, continues to promote using rain barrels as a free irrigation option. Rain barrels are used to capture rainwater from your roof for reuse in watering garden spaces. Rainwater is better for plants and soil because it is free from the salts, ions and fluoride found in tap water. Just as importantly, rain barrels capture water that otherwise would run off and could harm streams and rivers.

To order a rain barrel for pick-up or delivery, visit Upcycle Products.

Order A Rain Barrel

Planting Your New Tree

Naperville's Forestry Division encourages residents to consider planting trees on their own property.

Please note, a tree planting permit from the Department of Public Works is required before planting a tree in a City parkway.

If you are considering planting your new tree in the parkway, please visit the Parkway Trees - Planting by Homeowners page to learn more about the process and to download a parkway tree planting permit application, which includes a list of approved trees and planting directions.

Protect Your New Tree During the 2024 Cicada Emergence

This year, the Chicago region will see a remarkable natural phenomenon that only occurs once in 17 years: an emergence of periodical cicadas. During this time, any tree you plant this spring will be vulnerable to cicada damage. To avoid damage, the Morton Arboretum suggests wrapping the new tree in netting. For more information, visit the Morton Arboretum's 2024 Cicada Emergence information page.