Street Tree Planting

The City of Creve Coeur Public Works Department offers a tree planting program for residents and subdivisions. In a public/private partnership, the City pays 50 percent of the cost of planting trees in the public right of way and the resident pays 50 percent. 
Applications to participate in the tree planting program are accepted in the fall. Deadline to submit an application is October 13, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Tree Planting Program Brochure for the 2023 Street Tree Planting Program can also be found at the Creve Coeur Government Center Public Works Department.

To participate in the program:

  • Select your tree preference(s) from the list. Trees are approximately 1" to 3" in caliper depending upon the type of tree and 10' to 12' tall. 
  • Fill out the application and pay 50 percent of the cost of the tree. The 2023 resident's share per tree is $157.50 for the smaller caliper and $210.00 for the larger caliper. Submit the application with your check, made payable to the City of Creve Coeur, to the Public Works Department.
  • At a later date you will receive a stake provided by the city which will be used to mark where you would like the tree(s) planted. Location(s) will need to be verified by city staff to ensure compliance with planting guidelines.
  • The city's contractor will plant the tree in the public right-of-way. Trees are planted in late fall (late November, early December)
  • The program offers a variety of trees—small to large, flowering and non-flowering, heavy to filtered shade. Trees are selected based on their ability to deal with urban conditions and safe to plant in the right-of-way such as non-fruiting varieties with root systems not likely to interfere with sidewalks or streets.

Tree Planting and Maintenance Information

Memorial Tree & Bench Program

Memorial Tree & Bench Program Brochure

For more information contact Margaret Ries at (314) 872-2533 or