City of Seattle
In-kind grants of trees and tree care and planting assistance to encourage Seattle, Washington residents build tree canopy cover in residential areas. This grant program engages residents to plant and maintain healthy trees in their yards that will provide community benefit. Assistance includes appropriate tree selection for location, training on proper care and planting, assistance applying for necessary permits, care reminders and pruning workshop opportunities, and street tree evaluations for the first couple of 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
- Tree delivery & planting 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
Planting Street Trees:
What is a street tree? In Seattle, street trees are regulated by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). A street tree is planted in the public right-of-way, usually in the planting strip (space between sidewalk and road) or in the absence of sidewalks, in the space approximately 10 feet from the curb or roadside. If the greenspace adjacent to your property is an unimproved right of way (an area originally set aside for alleys, streets, or paths that has not been developed), then a tree planted there would be considered a street tree. Trees in greenspaces owned by Seattle Parks and Recreation are not considered street trees.
The environmental, social, economic, and public health benefits of healthy urban forests are well documented in the scientific community.
GrantWatch ID#: 162311
Applicants can apply for up to 4 trees per year per address for a lifetime total of 6 trees per address.
See where the trees are planted: http://seattlecitygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=a7072ffa326c4ef39a0f031961ebace6
USA: Washington: Seattle