Free trees available for Seattle neighborhoods

The City’s annual tree giveaway is happening soon, with applications opening on Monday, July 15.

Now in its tenth year, Seattle’s Trees for Neighborhoods program has helped plant over 9,300 trees throughout the city since its 2009 start.

There’s a limit of four free trees per household, and a lifetime max of six total per household. The Trees for Neighborhoods program encompasses more than just free tree giveaways: they help participants select the right type of tree and planting location, provide a watering bag and mulch for each tree, give training on proper handling and care, provide assistance applying for street tree planting permits, and offer ongoing care reminders and future pruning workshop opportunities. They also deliver the trees and provide planting assistance.

Here’s the list of trees available for 2019.

The application period for the program will be from July 15 – August 12 — sign up here for updated info on how to apply.

Before you apply, visit this website to read through the application checklist.

Photo: Trees for Seattle on Facebook


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spark
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spark

I was not aware of this program, I will be applying for one to put in front of our townhouse, thanks!!

Paintking
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Paintking

So you had to wait for government to buy a tree or 2 for YOUR front yard? Really? I want free toilet paper……………….

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

It’s pretty unreal what a miserable existence you must live to complain about a great incentive such as this. I’ll bet you have taken many free government handouts, incentive or tax breaks in your life. This program is a good thing, so no matter how much you insult or whine about it, the rest of us know you are just a miserable troll who insults others as a desperate attempt to try to make up for your own inadequacies and low self esteem.

Paintking
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Paintking

We didn’t get the nickname Freeattle for nothing. Umm, does everybody like their rents or mortgage payments? It’s all in there! Free school lunches too, during the summers. We are rolling baby.

Freja
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Freja

Urban trees have many benefits. By the city running a program like this they can help people chose the right tree for the space thus reducing the need for city services to tend those trees putting the maintenance in the hands of the home owners. This is a win/win.

Whatever problem you have with feeding children from low income families is a whole different ball of hate you need to look into your soul to resolve.

• Trees produce oxygen
• Trees absorb and sequester carbon dioxide, helping to mitigate global climate change
• Trees absorb excess stormwater runoff and many of the pollutants it contains, helping to improve water quality and reduce flooding
• Trees provide buildings with shade in the summer and insulation from winter winds, reducing energy use for air conditioning and heating
• Trees help settle, trap, and hold particulate pollutants such as dust, ash, pollen, and smoke, benefiting air quality
• Trees hold soil in place and buffer wind, reducing erosion
• Trees increase property values
• Trees soften and beautify the urban landscape

Bill Tirrill
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Bill Tirrill

Don’t bother. Troll’s only interested in getting a reaction. Don’t feed the troll!