Fairview Park residents are invited to participate in the Adopt-A-Tree program. This program gives homeowners the opportunity to purchase beautiful, nursery quality trees at a discount and have the trees delivered and planted in their tree lawn free of charge by the Fairview Park Service Department.
The Adopt-A-Tree Program was started in 1995 by the Shade Tree Advisory Committee of Fairview Park. The program is designed to enhance the appearance of the city streetscape. Trees provide shade, conserve energy, produce oxygen, slow storm water runoff, and increase property values.
In 2015, 25 new tree lawn trees were planted on residential tree lawns.
How Does It Work?
In just three easy steps, you can beautify your tree lawn and make Fairview Park proud to be a “Tree City, USA” community:
- Contact the Fairview Park Service Department at 440-356-4410 to arrange a site inspection and discuss tree type, size, and planting location.
- Purchase a tree at a local nursery at your expense.
- The City of Fairview Park will deliver and plant your tree at no cost to you.
Looking for the perfect gift? This is a great way to honor someone special or commemorate a family event!
For more information and a list of suggested tree lawn trees, view the Adopt-A-Tree Brochure.
Prohibited Street Trees
When selecting a tree, please remember that the following types of trees cannot be planted as street trees in the City of Fairview Park [C.O. Section 905.06]:
- Any type of tree with thorns
- Acer saccharinum (Silver Maple)
- Acer negundo (Box elder)
- Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven)
- Catalpa speciosa (Catalpa)
- Gleditsia Triacanthos (Common Honey locus, except that thornless varieties are acceptable)
- Gymnocladus dioica (Kentucky Coffee Tree)
- Maclura promifera (Osageorange)
- Morus (various species) (Mulberry)
- Populus (various species) (White Poplar, Cottonwood and others)
- Rhus (various species) (Sumac)
- Robinia pseudoacacia (Black Locust)
- Salix (various species) (Willow)
- Ulmus pumila (Siberian or Chinese Elm)
- Tilia americana (Basswood)
- Acer platanoides (Norway Maple)
- Ailanthus altissima (Chinese Tree of Heaven)
- Alnus glutinosa (European Black Alder)
- Alnus icana (European White Alder)
- Broussonetia papyrifera (Paper mulberry)
- Decondon verticillatus (Swamp Loosestrife)
- Lythraceae (Loosestrife)
- Malus floribunda (Japanese Crab Apple)
- Malus sieboldii (Toringo Crab Apple)
- Morus alba (White Mulberry)
- Morus rubra (Red Mulberry)
- Picea abies (Norway Spruce)
- Rhamnus cathartica (European Buckthorn)
- Rhamnus frangula (Alder Buckthorn)
There are countless reasons why trees benefit our community.
Did you know that the simple act of planting a tree also helps to our waters clean?
Trees effectively decrease the impact of heavy rainfall by capturing and filtering pollution and sediment contained in storm runoff and snowmelt. By intercepting rainfall before it enters nearby storm drains and creeks, trees help reduce flooding. These abilities to improve the quality and reduce the volume of storm water are some of the most overlooked and undervalued services that trees provide. The more native tree and plant cover that we have in our neighborhoods, the healthier our creeks and our communities will be!