Seattle’s free tree program is launching soon, with applications opening up next week.
Trees for Neighborhoods is an annual City program that gives away trees to households once a year. If you want a tree for your home, you have to apply online between July 13 and August 10.
Before you apply, you’ll need to first consider where you could plant a tree, and check out the tree species available. To help you decide which tree would be best for your home, there are two webinars (aptly named “Right Tree, Right Place”) to help you: the first will be July 18 from 1pm to 2pm, and the second will be July 21 from 7pm to 8pm. You can preregister here for July 18, and here for July 21.
Not all applications will necessarily be accepted; if there are more requests for a given species than there are trees available, recipients will be randomly selected. However, if trees are still available after the first application period, a second application period may be added in mid-August.
The pick-up dates for trees will be in October and November; click here to learn more and apply.