The Town of Hempstead will plant a curbside tree(s) in front of a residential property at the written request of the property owner. The property owner must send a written request for tree planting to the Town of Hempstead Department of Engineering, 350 Front Street, Hempstead, NY 11550. Upon receipt of the written request, a Town inspector will visit the property to determine if it is a suitable location for planting. The guidelines for where a tree can be planted include the distance from a corner, existing tree spacing, width of the grass strip, underground utility locations, and/or distance to a driveway. After the site visit by the inspector, the Engineering Department will send a response letter to the homeowner indicating the number of trees that have been approved for planting, along with a color brochure indicating the type of trees available. The fee for planting varies between $200 and $395 per tree planted, depending upon the type of tree selected by the homeowner. The homeowner must return the form indicating their preferred tree species with payment in order to be placed on the planting list for the following planting season. If you have any questions regarding the program please call the Engineering Department at 516-812-3162.
If a property owner wishes to hire a contractor to plant a tree in the TOWN RIGHT-OF-WAY or plant the tree themselves, they must apply for a Tree Permit. A fee of $25 is charged for a tree planting permit.