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Choosing Trees to Plant

The Arbor Day Foundation offers a guide to Choosing the Right Tree.

Additional guidance for choosing your own trees to plant:

Additional guidance for choosing and planting trees

Choose varieties that thrive in USDA hardiness zone 5b or cooler. Check these links for ideas: many interesting varieties of small, medium, and large trees that should do well.

Obtain approval from the DPW, Tree Board, or Village Board before planting a tree in the right-of-way (within 24.75' of the street center).

Only plant small trees within 10' of power lines or within 5' of water or sewer lines.

Maintain adequate spacing:

  • minimum distance from other trees by size: small 30', medium 40', large 50'
  • minimum distance from curbs & sidewalks: small 2', medium 3', large 4'

Other minimum distances:

  • stop signs 35'
  • hydrants 10'
  • driveways 10'
  • intersections 20'

If your street has a tree name, consider planting that variety of tree.

Masonic Temple in Spring
Perry Public Library, home of the Stowell-Wiles Gallery
His 'N Hers & Jake's Barber Shop on Main Street
Looking South from Burlingham Books, on Main Street
Rachel says Hello! from Olive & Ink, on Main Street
Arts Council for Wyoming County, on Main Street
Artworks by PCS kids on display at the Wyoming County Fair
A sunset over Silver Lake in Winter
Reading at the Bookstore
Read Around Perry (RAP) 5K Medals
Pitching in at the Village Park on Clean Sweep Day
Hold onto your hat...at Last Night Perry!
Hello Honeycombers!
Milk! on Main Street.
Reading with Rotary, oh my!