Archive for February 14th, 2010

Dearborn Begins Resident Tree Orders Feb. 16

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Beginning Feb. 16, and for a limited time, Dearborn residents can order a tree to be planted on the easement in front of their home for just $25.

The Parks Division of the City of Dearborn’s Department of Public Works offers this program. Orders will be taken on a first call, first order basis for the 250 available trees.

Residents can choose from an assortment of trees; however, city personnel must approve the location of the tree.

Dearborn residents only are urged to call the Parks Division at (313) 943-2318 if they are interested.

Residents can either place an order or request a selection guide, which offers more information about the 10 types of trees that are available.

The following species of trees are available in 2010: Celebration Maple, Yellow Wood, Corzam or Corinthian, Japanese Pagoda, Katsura or Caramel, Maidenhair, Golden Rain, Hardy Rubber and Corktree. Spring Snow Crabapple is available only for areas where there are overhead wires.

Trees are planted by a contractor and have a one-year warranty. Planting will take place in early April and should be complete by early June.

The contractor is responsible for planting, mulching, staking, pruning, watering and cleanup after initial planting.

Residents are responsible for the follow up watering after the planting. It is highly recommended that residents retain the mulch ring around the base to keep the moisture and decrease damage from grass cutting.

Dearborn has been deemed by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA for the past 22 years. Cities with the “Tree City USA” designation must maintain specific standards, including a viable tree management program.