Street Trees for Your Home

Summer Update

Thank you for your interest in greening Los Angeles! Given the heat, City Plants has paused all tree plantings, deliveries, and adoptions over the summer, but we will resume all programming in the fall. Our goal is to plant the right tree in the right place and ensure trees are set up to survive. The best time to plant trees is in the fall, winter, and spring. You can still apply for free trees now, and we will keep your application on record and resume planting, adoptions, and deliveries this fall. While you wait, we encourage you to continue watering and caring for trees in your neighborhood. Thanks for your patience!

Get Free Street Trees

Do you want trees in the parkway in front of your house or building? Are you willing to water the trees and make sure they survive while they get established in their new home? Do you have grass or open dirt between the sidewalk and the street? If so, we will come to your house and plant street trees for you!

How It Works


Sign Up Online

Verify that you live in the City of Los Angeles and apply on our website.


Sit back & relax as we take care of permitting and planting

If you qualify and if there is space for a tree, we will send out an inspector and certified arborist to select the best location and tree species to plant in your parkway. We follow the City of Los Angeles’ Street Tree Planting guidelines.


Water and care for your trees once they are planted

Once your tree is planted, it will need water for the first 3-5 years while its roots grow into the ground. A little effort now will pay off big in the future!