Tree Planting Program

Fairfield Forestry CommitteeWould you like to enhance the beauty of your street and the value of your property?  If so, the Town offers a voluntary, collaborative, tree-planting program that will help you do just that!

PLEASE NOTE: Requests for trees are welcome but filling up fast. For 2024, we have filled our capacity for spring and requests will now be deferred to the 2024 fall planting cycle.  Submit your request as instructed below. 


For $200, a member of the Fairfield Forestry Committee will walk you through the process of selecting a tree appropriate for your site and the Town will plant it for you in the public right-of-way along your property line. This includes a gator bag, if it will fit, and deer protection for any tree that needs it. There is no limit to the number of trees you may purchase as long as the placement and space is appropriate.  Please note we only take online payment with a credit card at Please contact us at or 203-701-8342 with any questions.

Homeowner Responsibilities

You must mulch the tree annually and water the tree weekly after it is planted the first three years and during times of drought thereafter. Remember, regular watering is critical to the success of a newly planted tree!  

Please refer to and follow these simple instruction sheets for how to care for your tree:

Mulching Instructions
Watering Instructions
Deer & Weed Wacker Protection
Tree Planting Program Agreement Letter (Sample)

Town Responsibilities

The Town is responsible for planting and safety pruning the trees throughout its life.

The Right Tree in the Right Place

To achieve the full benefits of a tree, it must be selected and planted according to a well thought-out plan suitable for the planting site and surroundings. For that reason, a site visit will be made to help select the proper tree and location just right for you.

Selection Considerations

What size should I consider? What species of trees are available?  Location of utility lines determine size and species of trees available to choose from.

Utility lines on your side of the street, use this list.
No utility lines on your side of the street, use this list.

Request a Tree

To request to have a tree planted in the right-of-way bordering your property enter a Service Request on the Town website (select 'Tree Issues' and then 'Tree Planting Request') or contact the Tree Warden. A member of the Fairfield Forestry Committee will visit your site and help you make an appropriate selection.