Thinking About Planting a Tree in Your Yard? Get a Reduced Rate | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Thinking About Planting a Tree in Your Yard? Get a Reduced Rate

February 25, 2016

Have you been thinking about planting a tree in your yard? Here’s an opportunity to purchase a shade tree — at a reduced price — for your private yard.

The city’s forestry department has developed a comprehensive strategy to improve the tree canopy and add diversity to the variety of species around the city.

But residents also have a role in repopulating the city’s urban forest.

As part of the city’s contract with the Greenleaf Group, residents can contract with the company to buy a shade tree — and have it professionally planted — at the same price the city pays. Mention that you are part of the city’s Shade Tree Purchase Program.

“Residents can leave an important legacy, putting roots down in Lakewood,” said Chris Perry, the city’s unit manager in the division of forestry. “We need residents’ help to grow our urban tree canopy.”

The city of Lakewood will be placing an order for shade trees for the upcoming spring and fall planting seasons. The private planting program is for both planting seasons.

All trees will be professionally planted using approved methods by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association. All trees come with a one-year warranty.

To select a tree and place an order, contact the Greenleaf Group at 330-441-6326 or email

Residents can purchase a shade tree and have it professionally planted in their desired yard location at the same pricing that the city pays (plus applicable tax).

Visit the city’s webpage for more information.

Would you like the City of Lakewood to plant a shade tree on the tree lawn between the sidewalk and curb fronting your property?

There are a variety of tree species appropriate for a particular site. Contact the City of Lakewood Division of Streets and Forestry to request that a shade tree be planted by calling 216-529-6813 or email