Pssst…buddy, you wanna Asian pear Shinselki? How about a Paperbark Maple? Oh, I see what you got your eyes on, and you can’t have it! That’s a Reivers Purple beech, and she’s my favorite, I wouldn’t give her away to just anyone. You just anyone?
If you got a hankering for free trees, head on over to the Seattle reLeaf web site, where the city is giving away trees to qualified homeowners:
The Trees for Neighborhoods program helps Seattle residents plant trees in their yards and along their streets. Participants in the program receive:
- Free trees
- Watering bags
- Training on proper planting and care
- Coupon for free Groco compost
- Ongoing care reminders and workshop opportunities
- Trees can be planted anywhere in residential yards, but must be planted at the address on the application.
- Permits are required if planting street trees – reLeaf staff will coordinate acquiring permits. Receiving a permit is not guaranteed. No permit is required for yard trees.
- You must be present at the planting training to pick up your tree(s). All trees should be planted shortly after receiving them.
- The number of trees approved for your yard may be fewer than the number requested. Please note that tree availability is not guaranteed.
- If you do not own your home, you must obtain the permission of the homeowner.
- Tree supply is limited and applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis, so apply early!
More info, you want? Visit the Trees for Neighborhoods web site. Sign up. Turn this neigborhood back to a forest.
(Thanks to “b jingling” for the tip)