Arbor Day Giveaway

Tue February 23, 2021

FREE Seedling Giveaway
Friday, April 30, 2021

Pickup Locations:

  • Hummer Park: 10am-1pm
  • O'Brien Park: 3-6pm

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED; WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

RESERVE YOUR SEEDLING

Celebrate Arbor Day by helping to grow the urban canopy in Downers Grove! On April 30, the Downers Grove Park District will provide free seedlings to residents while supplies last. Choose to plant a red oak, swamp white oak or bur oak seedling in your own yard. Planting instructions will be provided. To reserve your seedling and pickup location, please complete the Arbor Day form. Seedling pickup will be available from 10am to 1pm at Hummer Park (4833 Fairview Ave.) and from 3 to 6pm at O'Brien Park (6909 Dunham Rd.). The seedling giveaway is available to Park District residents only.

Here is a list of the trees we have to give away in 2021:

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




HOW TO PLANT A SEEDLING

PRINTABLE DIRECTIONS


THANK YOU TO LIVING LANDS & WATERS!

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