Now you can get involved in the effort to increase our urban canopy by participating in the City's Free Tree SD initiative. This program allows residents to engage with the City for our mutual benefit by creating a more livable and beautiful environment.
San Diegans can get a new tree, free of charge - all you have to do is identify a space in the public right-of-way that could benefit from a new tree and fill out and submit the form below. City horticulturists will evaluate the space and determine an appropriate tree selection.
Once the free tree(s) are planted, we ask that you help the City Water the tree for three years during the tree(s) establishment period.If you are altering the property adjacent to the City's right-of-way, you may not qualify for the free tree initiative. Please review the City's Policies & Planning in regards to tree plantingTrees make our neighborhoods more beautiful and livable. They also keep us cool, make the environment greener, and save us money on energy costs.
To receive a FREE TREE for your parkway (the area between your sidewalk and street curb), please review the conditions of agreement and fill out the below form.
To properly nurture your tree, please follow the recommended watering schedule:
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