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Residential Tree Program to give away 1,000 free trees

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 3:26 p.m.

Residential Tree Program to give away 1,000 free trees

Last Updated: 10/15/2015

Tree Pickup

Tree pickup is almost here! You can pick up trees starting Saturday, Oct. 17th through Saturday 24th at Home Fires Nursery and on Saturday, Oct. 24th at Spokane County Conservation District!

If you didn't register for a tree in advance, 50 trees will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. All of the trees are Princeton Sentry Ginkgos.

Times for Tree Pickup;
Home Fires:
M-F 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sat (ONLY) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Registration for free trees is now closed. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Residential Tree Program!

What is the Residential Tree Program?

The Residential Tree Program aims to give away 2,000 free trees to Spokane City residents in 2015. The first 1,000 trees were distributed last April and the last 1,000 trees will be distributed this October. 

The Residential Tree Program is operated under the Forest Spokane Initiative. The Forest Spokane Initiative will plant 10,000 new trees within the City of Spokane by spring 2016 as a means of mitigating stormwater runoff from reaching the Spokane River.  To learn more about the Initiative and other programs please visit the Forest Spokane Initiative webpage

Trees provided through the Residential Tree Program are to be planted on private property only. Residents who live within the Spokane municipal boundary and are the property owner where the tree is planted may register for 1 tree for their property, property owners who own multiple properties are not eligible to register for more than 1 tree.  

By registering for a tree in advance you are able to reserve the tree species of your choice prior to the October giveaway event. Registration to reserve a free tree will close Wednesday, October 7th and a voucher will be mailed out to the address you've provided on Friday, October 9th.  You must bring your voucher to the participating nursery to pick up your tree. It is your responsibility to pick up your free tree from the nursery and plant and care for the new tree.

Any remaining and un-registered trees will be available on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the event. The same rules apply for the remaining trees; you must be a property owner, 1 tree per property owner, and you must be a resident who lives within the Spokane municipal boundaries. Please check back on the City's website for updated information about tree availability.

What tree species are available through this program?

Before getting registered for your free tree you must know what tree species you are requesting and be able to provide this information at the time of registration. To review the tree species available through this program check out the Residential Tree Program – Tree Species List (10-08-2015). This list will be updated at the beginning of each week as tree species become unavailable. If you do not provide the name of the tree species you are registering for you will not be eligible to reserve a free tree prior to the event.

How do I register to get a free tree from the Residential Tree Program?

Registration for free trees is now closed. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Residential Tree Program! (updated 10/07/2015 at 4 p.m.)

Where do I pick up my free tree?

  • Home Fires Nursery – 2919 S. Geiger Blvd Spokane, WA 99224
  • Spokane County Conservation District – 210 N. Havana St. Spokane, WA 99202

When you receive your voucher in the mail, after October 9th, it will indicate the nursery name and address where your tree is being held. Please visit the nursery indicated on the voucher as the two nurseries will be providing different tree species. Bring your voucher with you to receive your free tree.

Please do not call the nurseries to register for a tree or the vouchers. The nurseries are NOT distributing any vouchers or reserving trees for the public for this program. To register for the vouchers, register online through the link above or visit your neighborhood council meeting during the month of September.

When do I pick up my free tree?

  • Home Fires Nursery: Pick up your tree from Home Fires Nursery any time between October 17th through the 24th ONLY.
  • Spokane County Conservation District: Pick up your trees October 24th ONLY. They are not distributing any trees before or after this date.
Free Tree Event Important Dates

Update - 09/08/2015, 2:36 p.m.

Interested in more trees after you pick up your free one? Greenleaf Landscape & Nursery is partnering with Forest Spokane Initiative’s Residential Tree Program to offer large trees for sale. Greenleaf has reserved 300 large deciduous and coniferous tree species for residents to purchase at $95 per tree. With your purchase Greenleaf will schedule the delivery and installation of your new tree(s) the week of October 25th. View the Greenleaf Tree flyer to see the list of trees offered. Contact Greenleaf Nursery directly to purchase your trees and to schedule the delivery and installation.

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