Thursday, October 18, 2012

Application Deadline Sunday For City's Free Trees For Neighborhood Program

Seattle reLeaf still has free trees for residential yards available through the Trees for Neighborhoods program and the deadline to submit an application is Sunday.

The Trees for Neighborhoods program helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes.

Participants in the program receive:
·           Free trees (up to 4 per household)
·           Watering bags
·           Training on proper planting and care
·           Coupon for free GroCo compost
·           Ongoing care reminders and workshop opportunities

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 and receiving a permit is not guaranteed. No permit is required for yard trees.

Tree supply is limited and applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Some of the trees available are Western Red Cedar,Japanese Cedar and Fernleaf Beech.

Participants must attend a planting and care workshop on October 27 or November 10 when the trees are picked up.

All tree pickup and planting workshops will be held at Rainier Beach Urban Farm, 5513 S Cloverdale Street. 

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

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