Frequently Asked Questions
I requested a tree(s) to be planted in my parkway, and how do I find out the status of my request?
When is the next City Plants tree adoption?
If you are interested in partnering with City Plants to host an adoption event, please submit an inquiry here! City Plants staff will be in touch.
Does City Plants give away free fruit trees?
Is there a limit to how many trees I can get through the City Plants program?
Where can I get free mulch for my trees?
I want a parkway tree but there is a tree stump or dead tree still in my parkway. Can I still request a free street tree through City Plants?
City Plants can plant new street trees once any dead trees and/or stumps have been removed. Fill out our Street Tree Application to request new parkway trees from City Plants – all you need to do is pledge to water and care for your new street trees!
My neighborhood doesn’t have any trees at all! I want trees planted in my entire block. Can City Plants do that?
Can City Plants attend my community event to distribute free trees?
I only received a partial amount of the trees I ordered. Will I still get the others?
How can I check to see if I’m eligible to receive free trees from City Plants?
Can I choose the type of tree planted in my street or parkway?
City Plants offers free street trees and we have an inspector who ultimately chooses the tree species depending on surrounding infrastructure and according to City of Los Angeles Tree Spacing Guidelines. Our main goal is to plant the right tree in the right place. While we welcome recommendations, we cannot guarantee that the species you prefer will be planted in your street or parkway.
I received my trees but have no clue what species they are. How can I find out?
How do I become a City Plants volunteer?
Who should I contact regarding street tree trimming?
Can I plant a yard tree in my parkway?
Does City Plants offer drought-tolerant trees?
How do I choose which tree is best to plant in my yard?
Remember our motto, “Right Tree, Right Place!” You can choose from our list of small, medium, and large yard trees. It’s important to keep spacing in mind when planting new trees. Think about the full grown size of your new tree and where it will fit best on your property. We recommend planting trees at least 15 feet away from your foundation, and planting to the west or east side of your building to maximize energy savings. Check out our Tree Care page for more information.