Get free trees for your neighborhood

The city wants to give you trees to beautify your block.

The Tree Fund, which is part of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, provides trees for neighbors to plant in the planting strip. A neighborhood group of at least five households can apply for ten to forty trees from a list provided by the City Arborist. To match the city’s contribution of free trees, the neighbors must organize the planting of the trees. This year you can also get a free fruit tree for your own yard. The application deadline is August 21. This sounds like a great topic of conversation for tomorrow’s Night Out Against Crime. Neighbors are putting their block party details here.

  • Just a reminder that tonight is the Neighborhood Matching Fund workshop for those interested in applying for the Small & Simple Project Fund. The workshop is being held at the Ballard library from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Geeky Swedes

    The founders of My Ballard

    3 thoughts to “Get free trees for your neighborhood”

    1. This is a great program, and you'd be crazy not to take advantage of it. Sadly, we didn't find out about this program untill AFTER we had spent over a thousand bucks to plant our own trees in our strips (we live on a corner).

      Son't make the same bonehead move!

    2. I wish that there was away for Non-block's homes to get more organized interest. A lot of roads that are on the Short end of a block get ignored. Basically, you have 20 homes on the long face of a block and 3 on the short side. The short side then doesn't get much of a say even if it's on a busy street.

      This if fine for safety meetings, but I don't think it's helpful for adding tree's to a street that is make up of many (short sides) of a block.

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