Welcome to the Boulevard Tree Program!

oak-grove-summer - CopyTrees. They clean our air, filter our water, and slow storm surge and flooding in our cities. There seems to be an often overlooked fact, however, that the very sight of a tree-lined street can be breathtaking and even offer comfort and serenity as the sun glistens across the dancing leaves.

The goal of our growing city is to become more beautiful with age, which is why we are implementing the Boulevard Tree Program. For the first time, property owners can apply for trees to be planted through the City of Horace. For those with homes built prior to 2023, an application is now available through our website (see below). For owners with homes being built in 2023 and in the future, the number of trees will be determined at the time of the building permit.

The Boulevard Tree Program will ensure that our ever-expanding footprint will be green, and we hope that you, our homeowner, will take advantage of this opportunity. Your participation will contribute to your city growing old gracefully.

Read The Boulevard Tree Program article:

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The Boulevard Tree Program

The City of Horace Tree Ordinance

•Application process is first-come, first-serve
• $75 for the first tree in front of house on the boulevard
• $250 for the second tree in the front on the boulevard
• $75 per tree on end lots with a side boulevard
• No retroactive approach
• Trees will need to be paid by May 15, 2024, before the City will plant your trees. If not paid by the date, the requested trees will be available to those on a waiting list.

• $250 deposit per tree required to be compliant with the City of Horace Boulevard Tree Ordinance
• Property owners have one year to plant tree; if the tree is not planted, the $250 deposit will be retained and the City will plant the trees
Application for Existing Homes (Pre-2023)

If you are interested in planting a tree on the boulevard on your property, please check back after November 1, 2023, as we are currently creating a new Boulevard Tree Program application. With this new and improved application, you will be able to select from a larger tree variety, monitor your application status, see when your invoice is ready, etc.
Please note that the application deadline for the 2024 planting season will be April 1, 2024.
End Lots

  • $75 for first tree
  • Each parcel will be approached on an individual basis
Types of Trees Available
Residents submitting the Boulevard Tree Program Inquiry Form will have several types of trees to choose from. More info on our 2024 tree list coming in November 2023. 

Please keep in mind that although you are able to indicate your preferred trees, there is no guarantee that you will receive the trees you prefer.
New Developments

New developments will be required to include trees on end lots during the design process.


  • This program is intended to ensure that properties are compliant with our tree ordinance
  • This is a first-come, first-serve program
  • Trees will be planted by Public Works employees
  • Property owners are expected to maintain planted trees
  • Trees will be planted in the boulevard
  • If there is no sidewalk, your fire hydrant or curb stop will give an idea of where your tree will be planted; if you still aren't sure, City staff will work with you to determine your new tree's location
  • There will be one to four tree options, depending on availability
  • Due to availability, there is no guarantee that you will receive the tree you prefer
  • The City of Horace is not responsible for sprinkler system repairs if damage occurs