Tree Adoptions

A message from the City Plants Collaborative during COVID-19:

With all that’s happening, we know you may be experiencing fear, anxiety, and confusion about what comes next and how to stay safe and healthy during this period.

Planting a tree is one simple, restorative step you can take right now to feel grounded, stay connected, and grow a healthy future for you, your family, your neighbors, and your community.

You may be used to seeing City Plants partners hosting tree adoptions at local community events throughout the City of Los Angeles. In response to COVID-19, City Plants Collaborative is offering limited free fruit and shade tree “virtual adoptions” to bring trees straight to Angelenos, thanks to our partnership with the LA Department of Water and Power.

Be like a tree.
Stand tall and proud.
Stay grounded.
Connect with your roots.
Keep growing.
Have hope
Together, we’ve got this!

Don’t want to wait for a yard tree delivery?

City Plants partners attend nearly 200 community events throughout the year to distribute free yard trees to Angelenos. Find us at a community event near you and take home your very own 5-gallon yard tree that same day to plant on private property. Check out our calendar to find the next event closest to you.

Interested in having a City Plants partner host a free yard tree adoption at your community event?

Fill out the application below, and a City Plants staff member will be in touch!

Adoption Event Rules

• You must be a resident of the City of Los Angeles and present a photo ID or LADWP bill to prove eligibility.

• Trees are available on a first come, first served basis.

• Limit is one tree per property address, and trees must be planted at the address listed.

• Trees should be planted in the ground on private property (meaning your front or back yard), not in pots, in containers, or on the street.

Not sure if you qualify for our programs?

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.