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 this year’s available trees
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
Before You Apply
Evaluate your property for available planting space. If you have a large space in your yard, consider one of the larger evergreen trees on this year’s list (e.g. Douglas fir, incense cedar, shore pine).
Read the planting considerations page carefully to learn more about this year’s program details and what you should consider before making your tree selections.
Check out this year’s available tree species here. Pay close attention to the information about height and spread at maturity and imagine your tree in 30 years—will there be enough space for the tree to thrive?
Mark your calendar for the application opening date on August 4th! Remember- the earlier you apply, the more likely you are to receive a tree. Trees sell out very quickly.
Planting a Street Tree?
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.
All street tree applications must be received by August 25.
Join the email list to receive updates on 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.