Certified Arboretum Home Application

Certification markerLOUA has a new program aimed to get more trees into the Arboretum. It’s the Arboretum Certified Home program. The information about becoming an Arboretum Certified Home is below and the application (and all of that information) can be accessed here. If you have any problems opening the attached pdf, let us know.

Criteria

  • Property must be located within LOUA’s boundaries
  • Property must meet the primary criteria located on back and have an additional tree for each 1,000 sq. ft. of yard.
  • Corner lot side yard must meet curb lawn criteria

Rewards

  • Small yard sign from LOUA with certification wording (see illustration above)
  • Acknowledgement on LOUA website
  • A tree marker for your native trees
  • One year complimentary membership in LOUA

Cost

Nominal application fee will cover LOUA’s cost for your yard sign and tree marker(s).

Process

  1. Homeowner mails/e-mails application to LOUA address on flier linked above
  2. LOUA visits your home to evaluate your property
  3. If your application is approved, LOUA collects the fee and submits an order for your yard sign and tree marker(s)
  4. If your application is not approved, LOUA will provide details about how to meet the criteria

Exception

LOUA Board has the right to approve an application that does not meet the criteria because of special circumstances that prevent the homeowner from planting a tree. Barriers include but are not limited to: utility lines, drain pipes, sidewalks, fire hydrants, city signs, and storm sewers.

Disqualifier

Non-native invasive on property.

      Curb lawn 5′ deep or more     Curb lawn less than 5′ deep
          Curb Lawn           Curb Lawn
Front

Canopy

Understory

Canopy

Understory

Footage

Trees

Trees

Trees

Trees

Up to 49′

1

0

0

1

50′ – 74′

1

1

0

2

75′ – 99′

2

0

0

3

100′ +

2

1

0

4

             Front Yard           Front Yard
Front

Canopy

Understory

Canopy

Understory

Footage

Trees

Trees

Trees

Trees

Up to 49′

0

1

1

0

50′ – 74′

0

2

2

0

75′ – 99′

1

1

2

1

100′ +

1

2

2

2

              Back Yard           Back Yard
Front

Canopy

Understory

Canopy

Understory

Footage

Trees

Trees

Trees

Trees

Up to 49′

1

1

1

0

50′ – 74′

1

1

2

0

75′ – 99′

1

2

2

1

100′ +

2

1

2

2

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