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Trees for Neighborhoods – Applications open through Aug 12

It’s that time again! The 2019 Trees for Neighborhoods application period is now open.

Plant a Free Tree!

From the Trees for Seattle newsletter:

Each year, Trees for Neighborhoods provides Seattle residents with trees to help make our neighborhoods healthier. Plant a tree with us in  your yard or along your street and you get:

    • Free trees (up to 4 per household, lifetime max of 6)
    • A watering bag & mulch for each tree
    • Training on proper planting and care
    • Street tree permitting support, if you are planting in the right of way
    • Tree delivery & planting assistance if you need physical help or lack access to a vehicle
    • Tree checkups for the first couple of years (street trees only)
  • Ongoing care reminders and opportunities for free pruning workshops
How can I get a tree?You can apply for your tree anytime between July 15 – August 12. Keep an eye on the Trees for Neighborhoods website or sign up here to be alerted when the application opens.  Whenever you apply, you will hear back on your application status after August 12. If there are more requests for a given species than there are trees available, recipients will be randomly selected. This year’s selection includes a diverse mix of trees, from Douglas fir to moonglow magnolia, suited for a wide variety of planting conditions. Each is especially chosen for beauty, environmental benefits, and resilience to challenging urban conditions. Check out the Trees for Neighborhoods website for other important details.

Important Dates

· July 15: Application opens

· July 20: Right Tree, Right Place workshop (optional). Rainier Beach Public Library Branch, 11:00 AM – Noon

· August 3: Right Tree, Right Place workshop (optional). Lake City Public Library Branch, 11:00 AM – Noon

· August 12: Application closes

· October 5: Tree pick up workshop at Center for Urban Horticulture

· October 12: Tree pick up workshop at South Seattle College

· October 27: Tree pick up workshop at Center for Urban Horticulture