If you live or own property in the City of LA, you are eligible to receive free trees from City Plants. Learn about our programs here!
Shade Trees Delivered to Your Home
Did you know that if you live or own property within the City of Los Angeles, you are eligible to receive up to seven free shade trees from City Plants? If you qualify, our partner the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, will deliver them to your home along with stakes, ties, and fertilizer pellets. Enjoy planting them with your family!
Apply here to see if you are eligible:
Tree Adoption Events
Do you want a tree for your home? We host adoption events throughout Los Angeles where you can take home a tree to plant in your yard. Events are held intermittently, but spring is our busiest season.
Please read adoption rules at the bottom of the page.
Check out our calendar of events to see what events are scheduled!
A parkway is the space between your sidewalk and the street. If you are a resident of the City of LA, we may be able to plant trees in front of your home. Apply for trees below and be sure to specify in the comments section that you want parkway trees. We will come out to your house to see if planting in the parkway is possible - not all parkways have enough room for a tree. If you get a parkway tree, you will be responsible for watering it during the first five years while it establishes its roots.
Free Trees for Your Business
Trees mean business- they bring in customers, get them to stay longer, and get them to spend more money while they're in your shopping district. Also, if you plant large trees to the west, south, or east of your building, they can shade your building and save energy (cooler temps mean less need for air conditioning).
We will give you free trees if you agree to water and care for them. If you want trees to plant on your own private property, we can deliver them for you to plant. If you want trees along the street and have an open parkway or an empty tree well, we can plant them for you if you agree to water and care for them. Also, if you and your business district would like to cover the cost of cutting tree wells along your street, we can take care of the City's permitting process for you.
Adoption Event Rules:
You must be resident of the City of Los Angeles or own property within the City to be eligible to take home a tree. Verification will be required (ID/Driver's License or copy of a DWP utility bill). Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Limit one adopted tree per property address.
Are you not sure about whether or not you live in the City of LA? Type in your address here to find out! If your address yields information with the council district number, then you are a resident. If your address is not found, you do not reside in the City proper. If you postal address says “ Los Angeles” it is possible that you live in an unincorporated area of LA County, meaning that your neighborhood is not a part of an official city.