Archive for February, 2014

Dearborn Residents Can Order Trees Through City

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Beginning this week, and for a limited time, Dearborn residents can order affordable trees that will be planted on the easement in front of their homes.

The annual spring tree planting program is open to Dearborn residents only.

Each tree costs $175 plus tax, and the supply of trees for the program is limited. Trees range in size from 8 – 10 feet in height and are sold on a first come, first served basis through Dearborn’s Department of Public Works.

Residents can choose from an assortment of trees. Each species offered meets American Association of Nurserymen standards and is zone hardy.

To place an order after Feb. 14 or to request a selection guide, residents can call 943-2317 or visit

This year’s selections include: “Ivory Silk” Japanese Tree Lilac, “Green Vase” Zelkova, American Hornbeam, “Brandywine” Red Maple, Corzam or Corinthian Linden, Golden Rain, American Yellowwood, Ginkgo Tree/Maidenhair Tree, “Lustre” Allegheny Serviceberry and Sugar Maple “Legacy”.

Homeowners can suggest an easement planting location and city personnel will have final approval.

The area between resident’s sidewalk and curb must be a minimum of 4 feet wide to accommodate a tree. Public Works officials will decide if there is adequate space in the easement of a property owner’s home for a tree. Multiple trees may be ordered if correct spacing is available.

Trees will be planted by a contractor and have a one-year warranty. Planting usually takes place in late April and should be complete by the end of June. The contractor is responsible for planting, mulching, staking, pruning, watering and clean up at the time of planting.

At the end of the first year, the contractor will provide a final inspection and remove tree stakes and bracing.

Residents will be billed by the City of Dearborn after tree planting is complete, usually in July.

City Hall, Courts, Libraries closed for Presidents Day; Trash Pickup on Normal Schedule

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Dearborn City Hall, the 19th District Courts and the libraries will be closed in honor of Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 17.

Curbside trash and recycling pick-up in the City will be on its regular schedule the week of Feb. 17-Feb. 21.

The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., is open from 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., its normal schedule. However, the Senior Center will be closed.

The Dearborn Ice Skating Center (DISC), 14900 Ford Road, will be open at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for open skating. For more information on ice time availability, call 943-4098.