Free trees (up to 4 per household). We offer a variety of small, medium, and large trees appropriate under power lines, along the street, and in the yard. Check out species lists from past years here.
A watering bag for each tree
Training on proper planting and care
Assistance applying for street tree planting permits
Ongoing care reminders and workshop opportunities, such as pruning
How it Works
Applyfor free trees through the online application (Applications are now closed, but are typically open between August-October). Sign up here to get notified about the 2015 application.
Attend a planting workshop in October or November to learn about proper planting and care techniques and bring home your new trees.
Plant your trees in your yard and watch them grow!
Stay connected with care reminders and workshop opportunities to ensure you're giving your trees the love and care they need to thrive.
Planting Street Trees
Street trees provide our neighborhoods so many benefits from traffic calming to making our streets more attractive for walking and biking.
To make sure street trees are planted in locations where they will not interfere with underground sewer, water, and gas lines and overhead power lines, a free permit is required from the Seattle Department of Transportation. We will apply for this permit on your behalf when you participate in the Trees for Neighborhoods program. Just be sure to indicate you are planting street trees on your application.
Street tree applications are now closed. If you are interested in planting a street tree, please join our email list to get information about next year's planting.
Join the email list to receive updates on 2015 available tree species and the applicaiton opening date.
See Where Our Trees Have Gone
Since 2009, residents have planted over 4000 trees through the program across the city. Explore the map to learn more about where the trees have been planted. Is there room for more trees in your neighborhood? Click here to explore the full map.