Monday, October 24, 2011

Deadline For Free Trees Today

The City is again offering free trees to residents to plant in their yards through the Trees For Neighborhoods Program which helps Seattle residents plant trees in their yards and along their streets.

Applications are accepted through 5pm today.

Participants in the program receive
  • Free trees
  • Watering bags
  • Training on proper planting and care
  • Coupon for free Groco compost
  • Ongoing care reminders and workshop opportunities
Here are the program rules:
  • Trees can be planted anywhere in residential yards, but must be planted at the address on the application.
  • Permits are required if planting street trees – reLeaf staff will coordinate acquiring permits. Receiving a permit is not guaranteed. No permit is required for yard trees.
  • You must be present at the planting training to pick up your tree(s). All trees should be planted shortly after receiving them.
  • The number of trees approved for your yard may be fewer than the number requested. Please note that tree availability is not guaranteed.
  • If you do not own your home, you must obtain the permission of the homeowner.
Trees that are currently sold out are Tupelo, Weeping Alaska cedar, Pink-flowering Kousa dogwood, Asian pear, paperbark maple, Japanese snowbell, Rivers purple beech, and Eastern redbud.  Applicants can still apply for these trees and be put on a waitlist.
For complete information and an application go here.

For questions about the program contact or call 206-615-1668.

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