Free trees available for Seattle neighborhoods

If you want to plant new trees in your front yard, you have until August 14 to apply for free trees offered by the city. 

As part of their Trees for Neighborhoods program, the City of Seattle gives away hundreds of trees to Seattle residents each year. Since 2009, the city has given away 7,300 trees to households. (See where the trees are planted.) Applications are due on Monday, August 14; click here to view this year’s tree options.

The Trees for Neighborhoods program helps participants select the right tree and planting location through an upcoming workshop on Wednesday, August 2nd from 7 – 8 pm at Northgate Community Center. Participants can receive up to four free trees per household, a watering bag and mulch for each tree, training on proper planting and care, assistance applying for street tree planting permits, ongoing care reminders and future pruning workshop opportunities, and tree delivery and planting assistance if needed.

The successful applicants will attend a planting workshop and receive their trees in October.

Photo courtesy City of Seattle

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