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Free Trees Available To Seattle Residents

By Doree · December 16th, 2010 · No Comments

The city’s Trees for Neighborhoods program has some unclaimed trees. Want one? Or four?

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 Transportation), and go through a 15-minute planting training. There is a four trees per household limit.

Available species:
– 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.




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