Community Development

City of Cortland Property Owners - FREE TREES! 2017 Program NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The City is pleased to offer a beautiful tree for your property’s right-of-way.

The City of Cortland’s Landscape and Design Commission (LDC) has chosen six species of street trees for planting under the city's annual Tree Program. The species of tree to be planted on your property will be determined by the LDC based on overhead and underground utilities, site conditions, tree availability, and your input. The City DPW will plant the trees without cost to you. You will be notified of the tree species and location prior to planting.

If you accept a tree, you must agree to maintain and care for the tree with regular watering. You must not transplant, disturb or harm your tree. Mulch may not touch the tree, and mowers or string trimmers must not nick the bark. Unfortunately, your tree cannot be guaranteed and may not be replaced if it does not survive. Your City property and school taxes must be up to date.

This project has been funded by the National Grid 10,000 Trees and Growing Program and the City of Cortland. Trees will be planted in May 2017.

For questions or further information, please contact Diane at 753-0146 or Linda at 753-1433. If you would like to honor a special individual by purchasing a memorial tree for a park or other public space, please contact Diane Batzing at 753-0146, or at dbatzing@twcny.rr.com.

Photo credit: Schichtel's Nursery Inc.

Underwire Trees

'Imperial' Locust

'Imperial' Locust

Rounded 35 ft in height, 35 ft in spread; with small leaflets

'Imperial' Locust

'Imperial' Locust

Branch structure of adult 'Imperial' Locust tree

'Sugar Cone' Maple

'Sugar Cone' Maple

25 ft in height, 13 ft in spread; dwarf and compact tree; very dense in leaf

'Kentucky' Yellowwood

Yellowwood

40 ft in height, 35 ft in spread; has white, pendulous, fragrant flowers in early summer





Tall Trees

'Autumn Blaze' Maple

'Autumn Blaze' Maple

50 ft in height, 40 ft in spread; bright red fall color; fast grower

Hackberry

Hackberry

60 ft in height, 40 ft in spread; native specimen

'Heritage' Oak

'Heritage' Oak

Pyramidal 50 ft in height, 40 ft in spread

'Heritage' Oak Leaf

Dark green; mildew resistant leaves




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