Update from Trees for Neighborhoods:
Plant a Tree in 2020!
The street tree permitting process is closed, but we still have trees left for your yard. Available trees
Steps to Planting Your New Tree:
- Evaluate your planting site and 2020 tree options. Read the planting considerations page. Select the tree best suited for the space.
Under power lines? Select one of the power line approved trees.
Backyard space? Choose the largest tree appropriate for your site.
When reviewing the available species options for 2020 pay attention to the mature size of the trees and their needs for sun. Select trees that will have room to grow to maturity. If you have space, plant a large tree to bring the greatest benefits to your neighborhood.
Want help deciding the right tree for your space? Attend one of our free Right Tree, Right Place Webinars. While these classes are optional, we highly recommend that you take one as they will help you make the best decision about where to plant your tree.
July 18: Right Tree, Right Place Zoom Webinar 1 – 2 pm
July 21: Right Tree, Right Place Zoom Webinar 7 – 8 pm
These classes are past but you can watch a video of the presentation and learn about site selection here
- Apply online. The application is now open through August 10 of 2020. As long as you apply within the timeframe, there is no benefit to submitting your application early. All applications will be processed, and applicants notified of their status after the application closes on August 10. If there are more requests for a given species than we have trees available, recipients will be randomly selected. If trees are still available after the first application period, a second application period may be added in mid-August.
- To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are not holding live training and pickup events. Tree recipients are required to participate in a short online Tree Planting and Care webinar. We will deliver the trees to your home afterwards. Choose a webinar date when you apply and add it to your calendar. You will need to attend one of these webinars before we deliver your tree(s) to you.
- Plant and mulch your new trees. Fall is the best time to plant a tree in Seattle so your new tree can settle in before the hot dry summer months.
- Need assistance planting your new tree? We offer delivery and planting help to participants who need physical assistance or lack access to a vehicle. Call 206-684-3979 or email TreesforNeighborhoods@seattle.gov for information. This service may be limited due to COVID-19.