Street Trees for Your Neighborhood

New Request Pause

Thank you for your interest in greening Los Angeles! This year, City Plants received a record-high number of applications for free yard and street trees. In order to process and fulfill all pending requests, we are temporarily pausing new requests. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we start accepting new requests for free trees. In the meantime, we encourage you to continue watering and caring for trees in your neighborhood. We thank you for your patience in advance!

Do you want your street lined with beautiful, green trees?

Become a City Plants Block Leader, and sign up your neighbors for our Street Tree program!

All you need to do is speak with your neighbors and have them sign Permission to Plant Forms, where they agree to have a tree planted on the street in front of their house and they agree to water the tree during its first five years.

City Plants will take care of the rest. We’ll send out one of our planting partners to site, permit, purchase, and plant trees for every neighbor who signs up. Each resident will get instructions on how to properly water and care for their new trees.

How to Become a Block Leader

Download the Block Leader Toolkit

Print the Block Leader Form and hit the streets!

Go door to door and sign up your neighbors for new streets trees by collecting their signatures

Scan and email them back to City Plants – or if you prefer, use snail mail.


City Plants
Attn: Block Leader Program
200 N. Spring Street, M-152
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wait for your new trees to be planted

We’ll connect you with the appropriate City Plants Tree Planting Partner that works in your area, obtain the permits from the City of Los Angeles, purchase the trees, and plant them for you and your neighbors (This can take between 3 – 6 months).

Enjoy and care for your new trees

Speak with your neighbors if you see any showing signs of distress

If you have questions about City Plants’ Block Leader Program, you can always call our office at (213) 473-9950.

Interested in learning more about the Block Leader Program?

Fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch!