The 2011 Trees for Neighborhoods program was a great success! The program provided 1,000 trees to Seattle residents for planting in their yards and planting strips. Altogether, 75 fruit trees, 400 small trees, and 525 medium to large trees were given out (see map graphic below for distribution). 135 of the trees distributed were approved by SDOT arborists for planting as street trees at 75 residences throughout the City. 36.5% of the trees went to addresses on the south side of Seattle, and 30.4% went to addresses in Northwest Seattle and Ballard, areas with lower existing canopy cover. Program outreach was targeted to these neighborhoods to support the Urban Forest Management Plan goals for canopy cover.
Participants attended a workshop on how to properly plant and care for their young trees and received free watering bags, coupons for free compost, and educational materials providing information about tree planting and care. Thanks to everyone who played a part in carrying out the program!