Thursday, October 8, 2015

Apply For Free Conifers For Your Yard

Native grand fir


The City of Seattle’s annual Trees for Neighborhoods  program, a program of Seattle reLeaf, is offering up to four free trees to Seattle residents for their yards. 

A variety of conifers is still available one of the program coordinators told the Blog Staff:

If you have the space, consider planting one of three native conifers we’re offering this year: the
grand fir, western hemlock, or western redcedar. For small, narrow spaces, plant the graceful Serbian spruce. Consider the deciduous bald cypress and enjoy its changing color and soft beautiful foliage. Bald cypresses are excellent urban trees because of their adaptability, even winning the Society of Municipal Arborists’ Tree of the Year award!

Participants receive free trees, water bags, mulch, and planting and care instruction.   

All available species are listed here.

Many streets in Laurelhurst, including the 4500 block of 46th Avenue NE near Laurelhurst Elementary School, have participated in the  program, which also periodically includes free trees for planting strips. 46th Avenue is lined with beautiful trees.

Applications for yard trees are being accepted until all trees have been claimed. Original application deadline date was tomorrow. 
To learn more about this year’s species, space requirement, and to apply, go here.

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