Grit City Trees is the City of Tacoma’s free street tree program. Applications for the 2022 season have been extended to Friday, Sept. 30, while supplies last. This program provides free trees and supporting materials to Tacoma residents.
Group applications for neighborhood tree plantings are preferred, but individuals can also apply for the program. Trees and materials will be available for individuals to pick up at the City’s nursery and will be delivered to neighborhood groups in mid-late October.
Residents interested in participating can find the application on the Grit City Trees webpage by clicking on the tab “How do I participate?” These trees are for planting in the right-of-way only, and species availability is limited.
The goal of the program is to increase tree canopy and beautify neighborhoods through community tree planting. Planting more trees throughout neighborhoods has proven to help keep places cool during the hottest days, manage stormwater runoff, slow neighborhood traffic, provide mental health benefits, and so much more.
For more information, visit cityoftacoma.org/GritCityTrees, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (253) 341-1315.
– City of Tacoma