There are approximately 35,000 curbside trees in Dearborn. These trees are trimmed on a five-year cycle to remove deadwood and for overhead clearance. Neighborhoods are notified prior to trimming. When the City determines a tree must be removed, there is no charge to the homeowner.
Residents and contractors are prohibited from trimming and removing City trees. All tree planting on City easements must be performed or approved by the City.
Plant a Tree/Replace a Tree
The City offers trees for sale one per property per year. The cost of the tree includes delivery, planting and a one-year warranty.
Dearborn residents can order affordable trees for their easements throughout the year
Dearborn residents can order affordable trees that will be planted on the easement in front of their homes in the spring or fall planting seasons.
The City of Dearborn encourages the planting of trees as a way to keep neighborhoods attractive, reduce energy consumption and support a healthier environment. Dearborn has held the Tree City USA designation for 29 years.
In past years, property owners could order trees from Valentine’s Day through April. Now with the program expansion, residents can order trees year round. Trees will be planted in the spring and fall of each year.
For 2017, each tree costs $175 plus tax, and the supply of trees for the program range in size from 4 – 8 feet in height. They are sold through Dearborn’s Department of Public Works.
Residents can choose from an assortment of trees. This year’s tree selection is: Crimson King, Sugar Maple, Serviceberry, American Hornbeam, Eastern Redbud, Hackberry, Thornless Locust, Coffeetree, Tulip Tree, Sweetgum, Dawn Redwood, Blackgum, Hophornbeam, London Plane Tree, Flowering Pear, Sawtooth Oak, Swamp white Oak, Shingle Oak, Burr Oak, English Oak, Red Oak, American Elm and Lacebark Elm.
Residents who had a tree removed from the easement by the City, due to age or construction (and do not wish to make their own selection) will receive a replacement tree at no extra charge without ordering.
To order a tree call 943-2317. To order a tree online visit this link:
Trees located on private property are the responsibility of the property owner, including trimming, planting and removal. Property owners must request a tree removal permit before removing a tree from their property. For an application, visit this link: Tree Removal Permit Application.