The City of Seattle is giving away free trees

Aug 4 2020, 9:47 pm

The tree-riffic Trees for Neighborhoods program has made its return to Seattle.

The program allows Seattleites to receive up to four trees as well as plant care training, a watering bag, mulch, and permits for free.

Since 2009, the program has brought over 10,300 trees to the city which “cleans our air and water, makes the streets more walkable, and the neighborhoods healthier overall.”

This year, there are several types of trees to pick from: grand fir, western red cedar, Skylands oriental spruce, tulip tree, white oak, American beech, Emerald Ave European Hornbeam, City Sprite Zelkova, Spring Showers Japanese Snowbell, Chinese fringe tree, June snow giant dogwood, and Amur Maackia.

You can download the 2020 tree guide to help you decide which tree is best for your space, as each tree has different requirements.

Those interested in receiving a tree to plant can join the lottery for free trees by applying online before August 10.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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