Village plants parkway trees
By Susan ONeill
on September 18, 2009
by Susan O’Neill
SUGAR GROVEâ€”The Village Board on Tuesday authorized the planting of parkway and median trees along Municipal Drive and Galena Boulevard. The village will work with the Suburban Tree Consortium to supply and install the trees.
Village staff chose 13 different species of trees, based on criteria such as salt tolerance, wind resistance, hardiness and overall appearance. The species include oaks, maples, hackberries, hawthorn, juniper and crab.
The cost for the project is estimated at $34,320, including delivery, installation, bracing and mulching of the trees. The project will be paid for with bond money dedicated to the Municipal Drive project and will be offset with grant revenues.