The City of Bentonville’s Neighborhood Tree Planting Program makes it easy for Bentonville residents to obtain trees to plant in their neighborhoods. The city pays for and orders the trees. Neighborhood residents plant and care for the trees.
All neighborhoods that are approved participants in the Great Neighborhoods Program at the Active Level are eligible to participate.
Yes. Trees are required to be planted in the public realm, including within the right-of-way, around detention ponds, in neighborhood parks, or a combination.
Applications may be submitted between the dates of January 1st and June 30th.
The tree planting is required to take place between the dates of October 1st and November 30th.
To be determined – native trees when possible.
Depending on availability, the trees will vary between 1.5 and 2-inches in caliper, which is a 15 gallon tree. Caliper size is defined as the measurement of the diameter of the trunk 6-inches above ground level.
We will work together on the best location to plant the trees. Planting the right tree in the right place is important. It is the property owner’s responsibility to locate utilities. Before you dig, call 811. http://www.arkonecall.com/. Trees cannot be planted within 5 feet of underground utilities or under overhead utilities.
No worries! There will be a free tree planting and tree care workshop offered that will teach you the basics.
Yes. The city will provide a monitoring report, which is required to be submitted for three consecutive years.
Please contact Danielle Semsrott, Senior Planner at email@example.com or (479) 271-6827.
The neighborhood residents are responsible for implementing a successful tree planting event within the neighborhood. Neighborhood residents are responsible for planting and caring for the trees. List three leaders from the neighborhood and select which person is the main point of contact.
The planting plan or site plan visually designates where the trees are proposed to be planted within the neighborhood. Based on the proposed locations, the City will choose the appropriate tree species from the recommended tree list.
Trees are required to be planted in the public realm, including within the right-of-way, around city owned detention ponds, in neighborhood parks, or a combination.
It is the property owner’s responsibility to locate utilities. Before you dig, call 811 or visit http://www.arkonecall.com/. Trees cannot be planted within 5-feet of underground utilities or under overhead utilities.
For assistance to obtain a site plan of your neighborhood, please contact Danielle Semsrott, Senior Planner at (479) 271-3122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizing the event, gaining support from the neighborhood residents, utility locates, ensuring long-term neighborhood commitment on the front end.
Watering, which is critical in the first three years, proper tree pruning, if necessary, identifying and reporting tree damage or disease, filling out and submitting the required monitoring report.
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