Tree Lawn Planting

Did you know that Avon Lake has a commission dedicated to helping you add more greenery to our streets and neighborhoods? The Tree Commission works with local utilities and others to stake appropriate planting areas for residents. We also provide a list of recommended trees and clearance distances for the planting sites.

Planting a Street Tree?

The Tree Commission offers Avon Lake residents a no-fee informational street tree planting permit. This includes the Call Before You Dig phone number for public utilities locations, a list of recommended trees to plant and clearance distances for the planting site. You can download your Street Tree Planting Permit – PDF.

Recommended Trees

There is no single perfect tree; the most successful course is to match the planting site limitations with the right tree for that spot. Each site must be evaluated and possible restrictions of tree species noted. These restrictions include rooting space, soil texture, soil pH, drainage, exposure, overhead wires and surrounding building surfaces.

Tree Lawn Pollinator Gardens

Residents can help to build a bio-diverse network that supports pollinators. Through research provided by the Avon-on-the-Lake Garden Club, City Council passed an ordinance in February 2020 to allow tree lawns to be planted with native plants to become a part of the National Pollinator Highway. This effort is supported by Congress and State governments. Residents interested in participating in the program can download the Pollinator Planting Permit – PDF

Native Plants and Sample Templates

A list of approved plants and sample templates for installing the plants for each particular planting site: Pollinator Plant List and Sample Templates – PDF