Need Trees for Your Yard?

Need Trees for Your Yard?

The Emerson Garfield neighborhood qualifies for FREE SpoCanopy trees.

SpoCanopy is a program of City of Spokane Urban Forestry, in collaboration with The Lands Council. They want to ensure every person in every neighborhood in Spokane has access to trees and green space. That’s why they work with residents and volunteers to plant trees and beautify our city. Our goal is for every neighborhood in Spokane to have 40% canopy cover by 2030.

Planting a street tree at your home has plenty of benefits:

  • Increase property values by 5% to 20%
  • Reduce air pollution
  • Lower air conditioning costs by 10% to 15%
  • Increase oxygen in the air
  • Lower heating costs by providing a wind break
  • Reduce air-borne pollutants
  • Reduce storm water runoff and the possibility of flooding
  • Buffer noises
  • Provide habitat for wildlife

Trees are planted in either the parking strip or in the yard next to the sidewalk. SpoCanopy focuses on areas where sidewalks and streets can be shaded, so trees are not planted in the back yards or in areas far from the street. The program has several tree choices depending on location of powerlines and individual needs. Home owners are asked to water the trees for the first two years to ensure they’re successful.

Your can request a SpoCanopy tree or volunteer to help plant trees on their website.

This is a great chance to improve your yard as well as make your neighborhood more walkable.

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