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Free trees for your yard still available!

Tree with green leaves

Photo by Jacob Moyer

The Trees for Neighborhoods program provides free trees, waterbags and training to Seattle residents who’d like more trees around their homes. The application period is still open for trees to plant in yards, and a variety of large trees is still available. Learn more at the Trees for Neighborhoods website.

Healthy, mature trees provide many benefits to people and the environment, including wildlife habitat, stormwater management, and reduction in energy use. To maximize benefits, plant a tree with the largest mature size that fits your space. Large conifers grow so tall in our region and produce a larger volume of leaf area on a smaller footprint – using the same amount of yard space but working even harder to take in carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, and filter out air pollutants.

The application period for street tree permits has closed. We are currently out of Asian pear, paperbark maple, Japanese snowbell, and Eastern redbud. You may still apply for these trees, but will be placed on a waitlist.