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Last chance to get free trees for your yard

November 30th, 2010 · Comments

The deadline is quickly approaching to get free trees for your yard from the city’s Seattle reLeaf program. You can apply for up to four trees per household. You’ll also get watering bags, a bag of GroCo compost, and training on proper tree planting and care.

Supply is limited and first-come, first-served. Applications will be accepted through Monday, Dec. 6. These trees are for your yard, not sidewalk strip.

Planting trees is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. An average city tree will absorb about a ton of harmful carbon dioxide over its lifetime. Urban trees also help keep our water clean, our air breathable, provide habitat for birds and other wildlife and make Seattle a vibrant place to live and work.

Available species include:
1. Shore pine (Pinus contorta ‘Contorta’)
2. Katsura (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)
3. Red oak (Quercus rubra)
4. Western red cedar (Thuja plicata ‘Excelsa’)
5. Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

You can fill out the application here.

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