It’s Earth Day 2008, and what could be more earth-friendly than planting a few trees?
The City of Seattle has a specific neighborhood matching fund for providing trees that residents can place in the planting strips along their street. Here’s how it works:
1. Organize a group of at least 5 households on your block
2. Fill out an application by Friday, 8/15/2008. It will include a map showing which neighbors are participating and where the trees will go on the block.
3. The city Arborist will review the application and let you know how many trees you’ll get by mid-september
4. Trees will be delivered in October or November
5. Get your neighbors together for a planting party. Your group will need to provide all the tools and people-power to get the job done.
6. Your group is responsible for tree maintenance, so make time for the watering, trimming, etc
And be sure to let us know if you apply and get approved so we can cover your planting party.
You can get the full scoop from the city at: http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/treefund.htm