Original Article – https://beverlypress.com/2022/10/west-hollywood-offers-free-tree-program-for-residents/
The city of West Hollywood is holding a tree giveaway program in which residents and property owners can receive one free tree and one water bag. The deadline to apply for the tree giveaway program is Thursday, Dec. 1.
The program is open to all West Hollywood residents and businesses with suitable tree planting conditions. Participants will select a preferred tree species and alternative choice from a list of more than 50 types of trees. The list also provides a hyperlink to review tree species information including characteristics, preferred site conditions, sun exposure, water rating, canopy size at maturity, native tree status, and types of wildlife it will attract. Overall, the list has 42 climate-appropriate and nine California native tree species from which to choose. Changes to preferred species will not be accepted after the application deadline.
All trees will be in a 15-gallon container and approximately 6 feet tall. The application form requires participants to agree to a tree steward pledge and the city’s waiver of tree liability. Participants will also be asked to select a pick up date on the application form: either Jan. 13, from 7-11 a.m., or Jan. 14, from 8- 11 a.m. at 7317 Romaine St. City staff will work with participants that require special accommodations in advance of tree pick-up dates.
The city’s tree giveaway program webpage offers information about the program and application process, as well as educational information about how to plant and maintain young trees. For information, visit wehoforms.seamlessdocs.com/f/WeHoTrees.