Royal Oak residents have the opportunity to help expand the tree canopy by requesting that a tree is planted in the easement in front of their home. In this program you can select a tree from the list below. Please only select one tree.
If you have problems requesting a tree or have questions, please call 248-246-3300.
Fast growing; silver-grey bark; red-orange fall color; reaches 50-feet in height; full sun to partial shade
Green Mountain Sugar Maple*
Hardy; pyramidal shape; reliable red-orange fall color; reaches 50-feet in height; can be planted almost anywhere
Exclamation London Plane*
Medium to fast growing; pyramidal shape; cream-white peeling bark; yellow/gold/brown fall color; reaches 50-feet in height; full sun
Fast growing; oval shape; flame-like yellow and red fall color; reaches 50-feet in height; full sun
Moderate growing; pyramidal growth habit that later matures to an oval or spire shape; outstanding gold fall color; reaches 50-feet in height; full sun
*Quantities are Limited
Each tree species has limited quantities available. If you receive the error message
"Maximum Submission Reached"
it means your choice is SOLD OUT. Please return to this page and make an alternative selection.
Thank you for your interest in expanding the tree canopy. Let's make our environment greener together!
About the Program
Trees will be planted in the easement which is the grassy area in front of your home between the sidewalk and the street. Trees planted in the easement are maintained by the City of Royal Oak's Public Service Department. Only one tree will be provided per property.
After submitting your tree request, a City Arborist will review the planting site. Your request may be rejected if space is insufficient or if wires hang above your easement.
MISSDIG will then be contacted to mark underground utilities at approved planting locations. Please do not remove the flags until planting is complete.
Planting will occur mid April.
Any existing stumps will be removed prior to planting.
If you have any questions, please call (248) 246-3300.