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. We implemented the Boulevard Tree Program to help reach this goal. Through this program, property owners can apply for trees to be planted by the City of Horace.  

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

The Boulevard Tree Program offers a variety of trees to homeowners to help beautify our city. Homeowners may choose from various species available to residents. These trees are on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee that residents will get the exact types of trees they select, however, we will do our best to accommodate requests. Once the trees in this year’s allotment are spoken for, applicants will be placed on a waiting list for the following year.  

Read The Boulevard Tree Program article:

Boulevard Tree Program Jan 2024 HH

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The Boulevard Tree Program

The City of Horace Tree Ordinance
Types of Trees Available
The 2025 Tree List will be coming soon.  

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Please keep in mind that although you can indicate your preferred trees, there is no guarantee that you will receive the trees you prefer.
General Guidelines
This program is intended to ensure that properties are compliant with our Tree Ordinance

  • This is a first come, first served program.
  • Due to availability, there is no guarantee that you will receive the tree you prefer.
  • Trees will be planted by Public Works employees.
  • Property owners are expected to water and maintain planted trees. We recommend purchasing a 20-gallon tree watering bag at your favorite home improvement store or nursery.
  • We will only plant trees in boulevards, not on private property (such as front or back yards).
  • The City of Horace is not responsible for sprinkler system repairs if damage occurs.
  • The final grade of your property must be completed by May 5, 2025, to be eligible for the program. 
Existing Homes (Pre-2023)

  • No retroactive approach.
  • Trees will need to be paid 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.
New Homes (2023 and later)

  • $250 deposit per tree required to be compliant with the City of Horace Boulevard Tree Ordinance, paid by your builder.
  • Property owners have one year from Certificate of Occupancy's date to plant tree.
  • If the tree is not planted, the $250 deposit will be retained and the City will plant the trees
Application
Thank you for your interest in the Boulevard Tree Program.
At this time, applications are closed. If you are a resident whose home was permitted in/after 2023 and are seeking the $250 Tree Deposit refunded, a new application will be available for you by the end of July.


In the meantime, please email jsouth@cityofhorace.com We hope to have our applications open for the 2025 season in late January 2025.





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