Every spring and fall we provide residents with trees to plant in their communities.

The City of Boston recognizes trees as an integral component of its long term health and sustainability. As part of its 2014 Climate Action Plan, Boston committed to increase the urban tree canopy coverage from 27% to 35% by 2030. And the free trees we provide residents are here to help!

Since 2019, Speak for the Trees has given away over 1,000 free trees to Boston residents. The trees have been planted in private yards, public spaces, schools, and community gardens. We teach residents how to properly plant and care for their tree and work with them over the years to ensure that their tree receives the love and care it needs to prosper and grow.


Past Tree Giveaways

  • Allston, Fall 2022
  • Roxbury, Fall 2022
  • Mattapan, Spring 2022
  • Roxbury, Spring 2022
  • Mattapan, Fall 2021
  • East Boston, Fall 2020 (Tree Drive-Thru)
  • Hyde Park, Spring 2020 (Tree Delivery)
  • Fruit Trees for Dorchester, Spring and Fall 2019
  • Community Canopy, Spring 2020 (Tree-by-mail)
  • Seedling Giveaway

How to get involved

Sign up for our newsletter to find out about our next tree giveaway, or reach out if you’re interested hosting one in your neighborhood.

Tree Giveaway Map

See where some of the trees from our past giveaways have been planted.

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Browse our events calendar for upcoming tree giveaways

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