Since 2009, Seattle residents have planted over 5,000 trees in their yards through Trees for Neighborhoods.
The Trees for Neighborhoods program helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped residents plant over 5,300 trees in yards and along streets. That's 5,300 more trees working to clean our air and water, make our streets more walkable, and our neighborhoods healthier. Learn more about the benefits of trees here.
Trees for Neighborhoods participants receive:
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
Join the movement and plant a tree in your yard! CLICK HERE to sign up for our email list and we'll notify you when we announce the 2015 tree species and application opening date (species are usually announced in July).
How it Works
Applyfor free trees through the online application for your yard or along the street (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 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.
*On a case-by-case basis, we offer street tree planting assistance to participants who are physically unable to plant a tree themselves. To inquire about this service, please call 206-684-3979 or email TreesforNeighborhoods@seattle.gov.
Check out some photos from past years to learn more about the process.
Sign up for the email list to participate in 2015!
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, residents must obtain a free permit from the Seattle Department of Transportation. We will apply for this permit on your behalf when you participate in the Trees for Neighborhoods program. Be sure to indicate you are planting street trees on your application.
If you are interested in planting a street tree in 2015, please join our email list to get information about next year's planting.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions to see if your question has already been answered. If not, we’re here to help! Please don't hesistate from reaching out and asking.