The Residential Tree Program—part of the Forest Spokane Initiative—is back with another round of free trees for Spokane residents.
As some of you might recall, the Residential Tree Program held similar distributions in the spring and fall of 2015 that gave away a total of 2,000 trees as part of a combined citywide greening, beautification and stormwater mitigation effort.
This program aims to do the same in 2016. The first 1,000 trees will be distributed during the week of April 18 to 24 and the remaining 1,000 trees will be distributed this fall. Some general FAQs are in the flyer below.
For Emerson-Garfield residents, here are the essentials:
- Register for your free tree online by April 6 or at the March 9 (i.e., tonight) or April 13 meeting of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council. The meeting starts at 6pm in the Corbin Senior Activity Center (827 W Cleveland).
- Once you’ve successfully signed up and selected a tree from the available species, a voucher for your tree will be e-mailed to you shortly after registration closes.
- Bring your voucher to the participating nursery to pick up your tree between April 18–24. It’s your responsibility to pick up your free tree from the nursery and plant and care for the new tree.
There’s a detailed blog post over on the City’s website with more information about the program and the process. If you still have questions, reach out to Damon Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask a neighborhood council member at the March or April meetings.