How to get a free tree
Ordering a Yard Tree
Tree Eastie is continuing to grow our canopy. While our primary focus is on street trees, we have access to yard trees as well. We follow the approach of "right tree in the right place", so we will help you determine the correct species. Tree Eastie will source a tree, deliver it to your home and provide you with planting instructions. Click the button below to order a free yard tree for yourself!
Ordering a Street Tree
Any resident of Boston can request to have a street tree planted in front of their home or business by calling the Park Line at 617-635-PARK (7275) or dial 3-1-1 to make your request. You can also make an online request for a tree planting through BOS:311. An arborist must inspect the site to determine if a tree can be planted. The spot must be 10 feet from any light poles, driveways, or hydrants, 10 - 20 feet from any intersections and the sidewalk must be six-feet wide (72 inches), not including the curb. When you call, you can also request a specific species of tree.
The Boston Parks Department oversees maintenance and planting of trees in the public right-of-way. The maintenance program includes pruning, disease control, removal, and storm damage repairs. The Department’s oversight includes review and approval of trees to be planted by others and the planting of new trees throughout Boston’s neighborhoods. Tree selection and planting design in the public right-of-way must be approved by the Boston Parks Department and DPW.