Trees for Cortland

All Cortland property owners are invited to apply for a beautiful tree, to be planted at no expense by the City. Click on the Tree Program Offering link to view photos of the 2024 tree selections.

To apply, click on the on-line tree application link below, or the mail in application link. For further information, please call Diane Batzing, 607-753-0146 (Landscape and Design Commission) or Linda Armstrong, 607-753-1433 (Thoma Development). 

The application deadline is October 2, 2023. Program trees will be planted in May 2024.

On-Line Tree Application

The City of Cortland’s Landscape and Design Commission (LDC) has chosen several species of street trees for planting under our annual Tree Program. The species of tree to be planted on your property will be determined by the LDC based on overhead and underground utilities, site conditions, tree availability, and your input. The City DPW will plant the trees without cost to you. You will be notified of the tree species and location prior to planting. Your City property and school taxes must be up to date to be eligible. 

If you accept a tree, you must agree to maintain and care for the tree with regular watering. You must not transplant, disturb, or harm your tree. Mulch may not touch the tree, and mowers or string trimmers must not nick the bark. Unfortunately, your tree cannot be guaranteed and may not be replaced if it does not survive.