Street Tree Planting
Street Tree Planting Program
The City of Creve Coeur Public Works Department offers a spring and fall tree planting program for residents and subdivisions. In a public/private partnership, the City pays 50% of the cost of planting trees in the public rights of way and the resident pays 50%. The application deadline for spring planting is March 8 at 5:00 p.m.
How to Participate
To participate in the program:
- Select your tree preference(s) from the list below. Trees are approximately 2 1/2" to 3" in caliper and 10' to 12' tall.
- Fill out a Street Tree Planting Application and pay 50% of the cost of the tree. The resident's share per tree has been set at $135.00. Submit the application with your check, made payable to the City of Creve Coeur, to the Public Works Department.
List of Preferred Street Trees for the Shared Cost Street Tree Planting Program: 2012 - 2014
- At a later date you will receive a stake provided by the City which will be used to mark where you would like the tree(s) planted. Location(s) will need to be verified by City staff to ensure compliance with planting guidelines.
- The City's contractor will plant the tree in the public right-of-way. Trees are planted in spring (April) or fall (late October/early November).
The program offers a variety of trees -- small to large, flowering and non-flowering, heavy to filtered shade. Trees were selected based on their ability to deal with urban conditions and safe to plant in the right-of-way such as non-fruiting varieties with root systems not likely to interfere with sidewalks or streets.
**Missouri Botanical Garden Plant of Merit
***Missouri Botanical Garden Tried and True
Tree Planting and Maintenance Guide