The City of Ellisville Department of Public Works has earmarked $1,000 for a 50/50-match program funding the installation of street trees along public streets in the city. The program is offered to residents with property adjacent to public city rights-of-way.
What This Means
The city will fund half of the $150 cost for the plant material and installation, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Residents select their tree from a list of available trees, and pay their share of $75 per tree in advance at the time of application. Once all requests have been processed, the city will plant all trees within a predetermined 2 week period in October/November, weather permitting.
Watering, trimming, and all other maintenance following the planting will be the responsibility of the homeowner. All new trees will be placed between the curb and the sidewalk. Properties without sidewalk frontage will place trees behind the edge of the pavement. All trees will be planted within the street right of way and not on private property.