We can’t help but notice the large swaths of trees being wiped out in our city each year. Many were lost to the Emerald Ash Borer outbreak and others are, unfortunately, purposely removed by homeowners. So we’re heartened to hear that Dearborn residents can still order trees through a program offered by the Parks Division of the City of Dearborn’s Department of Public Works, which will be planted in the easement in front of their homes.
Trees are planted by a contractor and have a one-year warranty. Public Works officials will decide if there is adequate space in the easement of a property owner’s home for a tree. Planting will take place in early April and should be complete by early June.
The following species of trees are available: Celebration Maple, Yellowwood, Honeylocust, Ginkgo, Golden Rain Tree, Rubber Tree, Hackberry and Linden. Spring Snow Crab trees are available for planting sites that are underneath overhead wires.
The program is open to Dearborn residents only, and the supply of trees for the program is limited. Trees cost $25 each and are sold on a first come, first served basis. Call 313-943-2317 to order, or request a selection guide which offers more information about the species of trees being offered.