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Trees for Neighborhoods

In-Kind Grants of Trees for Planting and
Assistance to Washington Residents in Eligible Areas

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In-kind grants of trees, planting assistance, and care information to encourage Washington residents in eligible locations to plant trees in residential neighborhoods. The grant program engages residents to plant and maintain healthy trees in their yards and along the street. These trees will provide community benefit by making the neighborhoods healthier, cleaning the air, and helping the streets become more walkable. Eligible applicants are residents of Seattle. Assistance includes appropriate tree selection, training on proper care and planting, assistance applying for necessary permits, care reminders and pruning help, and street tree evaluations for the first few years.

When you participate in Trees for Neighborhoods, you receive:

  • Help selecting the right tree and planting location
  • Free trees (up to 4 per household, lifetime max of 6)
  • A watering bag & mulch for each tree
  • Training on proper planting and care
  • Assistance applying for street tree planting permits
  • Ongoing care reminders and future pruning workshop opportunities
  • Planting assistance (on a limited basis due to COVID-19 concerns) and delivery assistance if you need physical help or lack access to a vehicle
  • Street tree evaluations for the first couple of years to let you know how your trees are doing

A well-placed tree can help conserve energy, provide a visual screen, and provide years of beauty. However, a tree placed in the wrong place can be harmful and potentially expensive! The small tree you plant today will someday grow tall and its roots may be as expansive as the tree's branches. For additional information about tree selection, see:

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GrantWatch ID#: 162311

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Applicants can apply for up to 4 trees per year per address for a lifetime total of 6 trees per address.

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Trees for Neighborhoods is open to Seattle residents.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Want help deciding on the right tree for your space? Attend a free Right Tree, Right Place webinar. While these classes are optional, taking one is highly recommend as they will help you make the best decision about where to plant your tree.

July 20: Right Tree, Right Place Zoom Webinar 7-8 pm Register here:

July 24: Right Tree, Right Place Zoom Webinar 10-11-am Register here:

Pre-Application Information:

The application window opens on July 12, 2021, and closes on August 9, 2021. All applications will be processed and applicants notified of their status after the application closes on August 9th.

Important 2021 Dates
July 12: Application opens
July 20: Right Tree, Right Place Zoom Webinar 7-8 pm
July 24: Right Tree, Right Place Zoom Webinar 10-11-am
August 9: Application closes
October 2: Neighborhood celebration and in-person workshop
October 4: Tree delivery begins

You will be required to watch a video on how to plant and care for your tree prior to pick up.


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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online from July 12.

Call: 206-684-3979

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USA: Washington: Seattle

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