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Trees for Neighborhoods

Join the movement - plant a tree in your yard!

Trees for Neighborhoods

With the help of residents across Seattle, Trees for Neighborhoods planted 1,000 trees in 2013! That's 1,000 more trees working to clean our air and water, make our streets more walkable, our neighborhoods healthier, and our children inspired. Join the movement in August 2014 when the next application period opens for free trees in your yard.

The Trees for Neighborhoods program helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped Seattle residents plant over 4,000 trees in their yards and right-of-ways. (See where our trees have gone.) Program participants receive:

  • Free trees (up to 4 per household): Each year we offer a variety of small, medium, and large trees appropriate under power lines, along the street, and in the yard.
  • Watering bags
  • Training on proper planting and care
  • Assistance applying for street tree planting permits
  • Ongoing care reminders and workshop opportunities, such as young tree pruning

Applications to the 2014 program will open in early August. Check back in mid-July for more information on available species.

Join the email list to receive updates on available tree species and the applicaiton opening date.

2013 Program Trees

Things to Consider When Planting a Tree: Information for Trees for Neighborhoods participants.

Planting a Street Tree

Questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us at or 206-615-1668

Planting a Street Tree?

To make sure street trees are placed in the correct spot where they will not interfere with underground utilities 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.

Can’t Wait to Plant a Tree?

Check out a Tree Ambassador event in your neighborhood here.

Volunteer at a park near you with Green Seattle Partnership and help restore our parks by planting native trees and shrubs and pulling invasives. Click here to learn more!

To learn more about Trees for Neighborhoods, check out this video from a past particpant.



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