Tree Giveaways

Free trees for everyone!

Tree giveaway event. Photo: SFTTB

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 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.

In the coming years we plan to expand our free tree program and help expand Boston’s urban forest. Check out our map at MapHub to find a tree near you!

Resources

Past Tree Giveaways

How to get involved

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

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Tree giveaway recipients Photo: SFTTB

Did you receive a giveaway tree?

Keep in touch and let us know how the tree is doing. Fill out our tree followup form.

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  • Ryan Woods with Teens Commissioner Woods discusses the importance of Boston's Urban trees

    “I met with the Teen Urban Tree Corps in the field ... [and] was impressed by their dedication and recognition of the importance of Boston's trees. The program stands as a model for engaging youth while the information they gathered will help us in planning Boston's green future.”

    Ryan Woods, Boston Parks Commissioner

  • Tree Giveaway Map

    See where are giveaway trees have been planted. Discover neighborhoods, tree species, and more.

    View on MapHub

    Browse our events calendar for upcoming tree giveaways

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  • child at event Photo: SFTTB

    Tree Equity Matters

    Urban trees have been shown to decrease blood pressure, reduce heart disease, and improve mental health.

    Learn More about Tree Equity in Boston
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