The City of Grandview Heights is fortunate to have a beautiful and diversified urban forest. Tree maintenance has been part of Grandview Heights for many years and is regulated by ordinance (see ordinance). Public trees are an asset from which all benefit. They provide many economic, environmental and social benefits in addition to improving the overall image and appearance of the city. The majority of trees between the sidewalk and curb are public trees, although this may vary.
Grandview Heights is responsible for over 3,400 diverse trees in the public right-of-way, as well as across our 45 acres of park facilities. Grandview Heights has been designated as a Tree City USA community for 37 years, recently updating our program to include TreePlotter.
Each year we have a tree sale where trees can be purchased for public or private property. Any trees intended for the public right-of-way must be pre-approved or selected from the approved street tree list. Permits are available at no cost, at the Parks and Recreation office and must be submitted and approved prior to planting. This allows us to suggest proper plant selection, and to avoid future tree and utility conflicts. Trees can be purchased as a way of memorializing a person or event. The tree sale runs from mid-August to mid-September.
The City of Grandview Heights is committed to providing to the urban canopy and adding environmental benefits to increase the value of our community. The City Tree Commission believes that it is important to provide Grandview Heights residents* an opportunity to memorialize loved ones and friends by planting trees in their honor. The following information will help you plan for the purchase of your special tree. The City offers two ways to participate in the Memorial Tree Program. Both options come with a 7” x 5” bronze plaque, mounted on a concrete form, placed at the base of the tree. Plaques can accommodate three lines of text with 13 characters per line. Your tree will also be placed in our Memorial Tree catalog, available at the Grandview Heights Public Library.