If you missed out on applying for free trees from the city, you’re in luck, because some people who applied for trees from the city’s Trees for Neighborhoods program never claimed them.
These trees will be available on a first-come, first served basis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the EarthCorps nursery in Magnuson Park, 6310 NE 74th St.
To be eligible, you must be a Seattle resident and plant the trees on your property (to plant them in the sidewalk strip, you need a permit from Seattle Department of Transportaion), and go through a 15-minute planting training. There is a four trees per household limit.
– Little gem magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little gem’)
– Serviceberry* (Amelanchier arborea )
– Italian plum* (fruiting)
– Dogwood* (Cornus x ‘Venus’)
– Shore pine (Pinus contorta)
– Katsura* (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)
– Western red cedar (Thuja plicata ‘Excelsa’)
– Red oak* (Quercus rubra)
– Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
*These trees are bare root, rather than in pots. They need to be planted the same day you receive them.
You can call 206-793-2454 to check on the availability of trees before driving to the Magnuson Park nursery. That voicemail message listing available trees will be updated at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.