TREES Inc., in partnership with the City of Terre Haute, will plant 100 street trees in the Greater Collett Park Neighborhood in the spring of 2013 to replace the historic street tree canopy destroyed by a major storm in May 2011.
This TREES Inc. project is funded in part by a Community Urban Forestry grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources
The project aims at replacing more than 60 trees lost to the storm and also fill tree row vacancies from previous storms in an area from Fourth Street east to Thirteenth Street and Linden street north to Fort Harrison Avenue.
If you are a property owner in this area and wish to apply for a tree, please call the city’s Citizen Contact Center phone number, 311, and request a replacement tree. Even if you are not replacing a tree lost to the 2011 storm, use the term “replacement tree” as that will route your request to the city’s urban forester.
Although you may think you have the perfect site for a tree, not all tree rows will meet the guidelines of this grant project. So before you call 311 to request a tree, please click on the link in the upper left of this page to see a copy of the form that will be used to check your site.
Some factors we will look at include:
•Is your property within the boundaries of the project? 4th Street east to 13th Street and
Linden Street north to Fort Harrison Avenue
•Are you the property owner? •Is this address your residence? •Are you willing to water, mulch and protect a tree? •If there are electric wires other than street light lines, a tree cannot be planted at that site. We
may plant under cable or phone lines. This situation will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
•A tree row must be at least 3 feet wide (measuring from back of sidewalk to curb). •We cannot plant on private property. If there isn’t a tree row, the urban forester will evaluate the
available right of way to see if a tree can be planted.
•Placement of utility lines, stop signs and fire hydrants are also concerns.
We don’t want you to be discouraged by these requirements. If you are in doubt as to whether your site would meet the requirements, please request a tree. The urban forester or a TREES’ representative will visit the site to determine if it meets the guidelines.
And please be patient. This planting will be in March 2013. You may not hear if your home has been selected for a tree until closer to that date.
Additional information: you will not be able to request a specific species of tree. The city urban forester will decide what species to plant according to site requirements and INDR specifications.
Again, if you have any doubts about whether your tree row is suitable, please request a tree so the site can be checked.