Seattle reLeaf program for Free Street-side Trees Ends August 27

August 26, 2014 6:04am

Locations of reLeaf trees planted since 2009, Courtesy Seattle Public Utilities

We wanted to share an update from Katie Gibbons, Seattle ReLeaf Project Manager, to remind residents that August 27, 2014 is the last date to apply for a free street-side tree from this beautification program through Seattle Public Utilities.

Gibbons shared an interesting map showing the distribution of ReLeaf trees since 2009, and she added, “As you’ll see, Green Lake’s canopy cover is a bit lower than the surrounding neighborhoods.”

Learn more on the program detail page. Here’s an excerpt from the program:

Does this hot, sunny weather have you wishing your street had more tree canopy? The City of Seattle’s Trees for Neighborhoods program helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes. Since 2009, residents have planted over 4,000 trees in yards and along streets through the program. Through Trees for Neighborhoods, participants receive up to 4 free trees, assistance applying for street tree planting permits, and training on tree planting and care.

Plant a future neighborhood landmark—apply for a white oaksilver lindentulip tree, or black tupelo for your planting strip! Imagine the awe-inspiring beauty a street tree will someday provide your neighborhood. All of these trees require at least a 7 or 8 foot planting strip with no overhead power lines. Ready for a tree? Don’t delay—the application for street trees closes Wednesday, August 27th! Yard tree applications will be accepted until October.