Grit City Trees is the City of Tacoma’s free street tree giveaway program, and applications for the 2019 season are being accepted now through Tuesday, Aug. 13, for individuals and Friday, Sept. 6, for group applications. The goal of the program is to increase tree canopy and beautify neighborhoods through community building by providing free street trees to Tacoma homeowners who are interested in planting in the right-of-way.
Individuals can submit applications; however, residents are encouraged to work with their neighborhoods to apply for trees as a group. Successful neighborhood group applications are eligible to have trees delivered in October. For those with successful individual applications, trees will be available for pick up at the City nursery in the fall.
Interested residents must fill out the Grit City Trees application form and the corresponding tree care agreement must be signed by all participating property owners. These trees are for planting in the right-of-way only and species availability is limited.