NeighborWoods Yard Tree Plantings

Get free trees planted at your private home or organization!

Our newest program – every spring and fall we plant trees in private yards

NeighborWoods is a program from Speak for the Trees, Boston. We will plant a tree in your yard to reduce the heat island effect and add beauty to your home or organization. Our initiative is neighborhood specific and is primarily intended to help increase the tree canopy in Boston’s environmental justice communities.

Received a tree from us?

How can I get a free tree?

  • Apply below
  • If your application is approved, we’ll come visit home and recommend a tree (or trees)
  • You’ll sign a maintenance agreement and schedule a date for planting
  • We’ll plant your tree!

No Application Fee – This program is intended to address inequity in the distribution of Boston’s tree canopy and is entirely free!

Program Restrictions

  • The site must be located in one of these neighborhoods: Dorchester, Roxbury, Hyde Park, or Mattapan
  • Each site is limited to four free trees, based on the size of the planting area
  • We have a limited number trees, so we appreciate your patience.

Sign up!

Learn more with the resources below:

NOTE: All landowners are required to sign a 2-year Tree Maintenance Agreement to care for and water the tree. If you are not the homeowner you will need to get permission and a signed maintenance agreement from the owner.