Rolled-curb Street Tree

Request a Street Tree

If you’re an East Palo Alto resident…

Want a free tree? We will organize a planting when enough residents in a concentrated area express desire for a tree in front of their home. Get your neighbors involved! 

Visit the Branching Out Initiative to learn more and sign up for a free tree. You can also reach Canopy’s Community Forestry Program Manager, Uriel Hernandez, at 650-964-6110 ext. 4 or uriel@canopy.org for more information about the program.

If you’re a south Palo Alto resident…

We’re eager to partner with community groups, neighborhood associations, and individual tree champions to plant new trees in schools, parks, neighborhoods, and even private property. There are many empty spaces for street and yard trees we want to fill.

If you are a resident of a south Palo Alto neighborhood (south of Oregon Expressway), visit the South Palo Alto Tree Initiative to learn more and sign up for a free street tree. You can also reach Canopy’s Community Forestry Program Manager, Elise Willis, at 650-964-6110 ext. 9 or elise@canopy.org for more information about the program.

If you’re a Palo Alto resident…

Palo Alto residents can request a street tree for their property from the City at any time. Street trees are the trees that grow on the right-of-way between property lines and streets, or—in the case of rolled curbs—trees that grow in the 5′ right-of-way from the sidewalk into the front yard. Technically, the city has the right to landscape this land as it wishes—city policy is to encourage the planting of street trees, but not to force residents to host unwanted trees.

The City supplies the trees and offers some maintenance. But it is up to the residents to ensure the healthy growth and survival of these neighborhood trees.

To submit a Palo Alto Tree Request, call the City Tree Section at 650-496-5953 or fill out the form below.

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