EarthCorps launches Seattle Community ReLeaf Program with Free Trees.
Tree Applications due Monday, November 16.
The Seattle Community ReLeaf Pilot Program is starting now! EarthCorps has teamed up with the City of Seattle to provide free trees to residents of the Beacon Hill, Georgetown and West Seattle Junction/Genesee Hill and Westwood/ Roxhill neighborhoods. These communities have some of the lowest canopy cover on residential property in Seattle respectively and some of the highest planting potential. Existing tree cover:
- Beacon Hill 19%
- Georgetown 17%
- West Seattle Junction/Genesee Hill 19%
- Westwood/Roxhill 17%
Through the program, residents of the targeted neighborhoods can apply for free trees for their property and street planting strips. Trees will be available for residents to pick up in early December. A workshop on proper tree planting and care will be provided for tree recipients. Tree watering bags will be provided next spring to ensure the young trees thrive. For more information on the program, contact: Lina Rose, EarthCorps Project Manager at 206-793.2454 or email at email@example.com. For more general information asbout Earthcorps, go to www.earthcorps.org. To download the tree application in PDF format, click here.
Important Dates to Remember:
- October – Sign up to receive free trees
- November 16th – Free Tree Applications Due
- December 5th & 6th – Pick up your free trees and learn about how to plant and care for them
- May (Date TBD) – Pick up your water bags to help your trees survive the dry summer.