Seattle residents can get free trees for their neighborhood through two City-sponsored programs offered this summer. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Office of Sustainability and Environment are working together to help residents beautify their neighborhood and help the environment.
Offered by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, the Tree Fund provides trees for neighborhood beautification and to support neighbors working together. Groups of neighbors from at least five households living on street or block can request up to 40 trees for their project. Plus, every participating household can have a fruit tree for their own yard. Information on how to organize your neighborhood, the selections of trees, as well as the application form, can be found at www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/treefund.htm . Deadline for applications is August 16. The Tree Fund is open to all Seattle neighborhoods. For information, contact Judy Brown, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206.684.0714.
Trees for Neighborhoods, a program of the Office of Sustainability and Environment, in partnership with EarthCorps, provides free trees to residents in specific south Seattle neighborhoods with low tree cover. Participants can apply as individual households to receive up to four trees for their street and/or yard. Deadline for applications is September 13. For details on the program, the map of eligible neighborhoods, as well as the application form, visit www.seattle.gov/trees/treesforneighborhoods.htm . For questions, contact Lina Rose, EarthCorps Project Manager at 260.322.9296 x225.