Parkway Trees

The City of Burlington recognizes that trees beautify and lend value to our homes, neighborhoods, parks and business areas. Trees in the parkway are located in the graded area between the curb and sidewalk. While the tree is the property of the City of Burlington for purposes of care, trimming, spraying, transplanting or removing as necessary, the property owner is responsible for its watering and removal of weeds and leaf/stick debris around the tree.

Occasionally, homeowners request to plant a tree in the parkway. Written approval by the Public Works Supervisor is required prior to request being granted to ensure certain guidelines are being met. Click on the link below to view a listing of acceptable trees and the guidelines for planting.

For questions or concerns about trees in the parkway please contact the Department of Public Works at 262-342-1181.