Tree Giveaways

Free trees for everyone!

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!


Past Tree Giveaways

  • 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 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 Care Photo, Jesse Costa/WBUR

    “In my 44 years as an urban designer, I’m working with an arborist for the first time. The advocacy work of Speak for the Trees has helped me see the world and my work in new ways. Thanks!”

    David Dixon FAIA, Stantec’s Urban Places Fellow

  • 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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  • Kids with free tree

    Tree Equity Matters

    Urban trees are a critical asset to cities: they sequester carbon, reduce energy usage, remove air pollutants, filter stormwater, and cool hot city streets by providing shade and releasing water vapor.

    Learn More about Tree Equity in Boston
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