1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
REGISTRATION FOR YARD TREE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Interested in getting trees next year?
Sign up here and we will send you an email when registration for Yard Tree Giveaway opens in 2021.
Trees provide essential services for all Portlanders. Planting trees in yards keeps us and our homes cool during the hottest months and helps collect storm water during the winter. They also clean the air, buffer noise, reduce crime and improve our health. On top of all of this, they provide year round beauty.
We offer a variety of trees ranging from medium to large in size and include native, conifer, evergreen, and deciduous species. All trees should fit in a car/truck or make a nice companion on the bus! When choosing a species, please consider the available space in your yard for roots and branches as well as how much sun your yard gets each day. Click here to look at the tree species we are giving away this fall.
Yard Tree No-contact Events
All 2020 Yard Tree events are designed for “no-contact” to keep you and our staff healthy.
You will choose the date and location of your event when you register. When you arrive at the event, you will remain in your car until it is time to load your trees. Urban Forestry staff will direct you where to park and set out your trees and mulch. Staff will not be able to help load trees this year.
Yard trees should be planted a minimum of 10 feet from any side of your house, two feet from property lines or five feet from a driveway or water meter. For advice on where in your yard to plant your tree, check out The Right Tree in The Right Place from the Arbor Day Foundation.
Planting and Care
We’ll send you home with a free watering bucket filled with mulch and educational materials that will help you properly plant and care for your tree.
Here are our online resources:
Free Planting and Delivery for People with Limited Mobility
Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry will provide yard tree delivery and planting for Portlanders with limited mobility. Let us know if you might need our help.
If you have a question in the meantime, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-823-4963.