Arbor Day Giveaway

Thu March 31, 2022

FREE Seedling Giveaway Extended!

Remaining Curbside pickup location:

  • Downers Grove Museum: 831 Maple Ave.

Celebrate Arbor Day by helping to grow the urban canopy in Downers Grove! Choose to plant a red oak, swamp white oak, bur oak or overcup oak seedling in your own yard. Planting instructions will be provided. The seedling giveaway is available to Park District residents only; maximum of 2 per person.

Here is a list of the trees we have to give away in 2022:

Red Oak

Mature Height: 60-75 ft.

Mature Width: 60-75 ft.

Light Exposure: full to partial sun

Soil Preference: Moist, well drained
Swamp White Oak

Mature Height: 50-60 ft.

Mature Width: 50-60 ft.

Light Exposure: Full sun

Soil Preference: Moist, well drained

Bur Oak

Mature Height: 50 ft.

Mature Width: 50 ft.

Light Exposure: Full sun

Soil Preference: Moist, well drained
Overcup Oak 

Mature Height: 45-70 ft.

Mature Width: 35-50 ft.

Light Exposure: Full sun or partial sun

Soil Preference: Acidic, loamy, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils




The Downers Grove Park District would like to give a special thank you to Tammy and the crew at Living Lands & Waters for their help and support of our Arbor Day program!


Arbor Day & Tree Resources

425 oak seedlings (4 varieties) will donated by Living Lands & Waters and will be provided free to the community while supplies last.

Instructions and information will be provided to those who take a seedling. Additional information including a “how to plant” video will be available on the District’s website. We will promote the importance of trees as well as the giveaway promotion leading up to the event.

Curbside pickup locations:

·         O’Brien Park: Thursday, April 28 - Morning

·         Hummer Park: Thursday, April 28 - Afternoon

·         Recreation Center: Friday, April 29 – Morning

overcup oak