Parkway Trees - Planting by Homeowners

Only City-approved trees may be planted in parkways. A tree planting permit from the Department of Public Works is required before planting parkway trees. The permit application includes a list of approved trees and planting directions. There is no charge for the permit.

The guidelines for parkway tree planting help to ensure that healthy trees appropriate for right-of-way planting are selected. This helps prevent future traffic visibility problems and tree decline due to roadway salt. Bushes are not permitted to be planted in the parkways.

New Construction Tree Program

Parkway trees are required at each newly constructed residence and commercial property. The number of trees required is based on the property's total linear street frontage. These trees are paid for during the permitting process, and the City plants them when the lot is at final grade. For more information, call the City of Naperville's Forestry Division at (630) 420-6095.