Could your yard use a beautiful new tree? You’re in luck! Through the City of Seattle’s Trees for Neighborhoods project, Seattle residents can apply for up to four free trees for their yards or planting strips. Participants receive free trees, water bags, mulch, and planting and care instruction. While many of this year’s small ornamentals have sold out, you can still apply for one of five gorgeous conifers that will add year-round beauty and grace to your yard. If you have the space, consider planting one of three native conifers we’re offering this year: the grand fir, western hemlock, or western redcedar. For small, narrow spaces, plant the graceful Serbian spruce. Consider the deciduous bald cypressand enjoy its changing color and soft beautiful foliage. Bald cypresses are excellent urban trees because of their adaptability, even winning the Society of Municipal Arborists’Tree of the Year award!
To learn more about this year’s species, space requirement, and to apply, please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/trees/treesforneighborhoods.htm.