FREE TREES FOR YOUR YARD: APPLY NOW
Crown Hill residents are eligible to receive free trees for their yards through the City of Seattle’s reLeaf program. Only a limited number of trees are available, and Crown Hill is not the only eligible neighborhood, so make sure to submit your request as soon as possible. Here are a few things to note about this program:
- Trees must be planted in yards, not as street trees. Do not plant under power lines.
- Recipients of trees will also receive a watering bag and a free bag of compost.
- To obtain trees (maximum of four per household) you must attend a planting and care workshop on December 12. It is tentatively scheduled to be held at the Crown Hill Center, 9250 14th Ave NW
- A limited number of the following species are available: Italian prune, Douglas fir, western red cedar, Katsura, and Red oak (the same as the big oak at the Crown Hill Center on the corner of 95th and 13th). The prune is smaller and the shore pine is medium-sized, but the others can become larger trees. For this reason you will need to be selective about planting locations.
- The short application form is due Nov. 22, but since this is a first come, first serve program, it is likely that you will need to submit your form sooner if you want a tree.
- In addition to households, businesses, schools and churches are also eligible (no parks).
To find the application form and see other information about the program, go to http://seattle.gov/trees/treesforneighborhoods.htm