We Love Our Trees

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Help Us Achieve Our Tree Canopy Goals

In Bellevue, trees are an important part of what makes our us a “city in a park.” To keep our city green as our city grows, we encourage preserving mature trees and planting new trees. In addition to showing our city’s character, trees provide essential, measurable services to our community including cleaner air, stormwater management, summer cooling, reductions in crime, health benefits (like better mental and cardiovascular health), and more.

As we implement natural systems goals (40% canopy citywide) from our updated Environmental Stewardship Plan, we need your help. You are the experts in your neighborhood. Is there a street that would especially benefit from street trees in your neighborhood? Or maybe a school or park that needs more trees? Or maybe there is a tree with special meaning in your community? Are you interested in planting trees?

To better plant and preserve, we need your help!

Share with us:

  • Photos of trees you have planted
  • Locations to plant a tree
  • Heritage trees with a special significance
  • Your ideas and perceptions about trees with our survey

The Tree Giveaway Application is Now Open!

Bellevue residents are eligible to receive free trees this fall! We are offering 1,000 trees, including small and large evergreens, as well as trees that fruit or flower (species list). Residents are invited to apply for up to two trees each by Aug. 31.

Organizations in Bellevue are also eligible to apply for free trees, and can receive up to 20 for their property. Please complete the online training and organization application. If you are not sure of the right type of trees to request for your property or how many, reach out to us with questions.

Individual Application

Organization Application

If you are interested in tree planting on private property, we will be hosting a tree giveaway in October of 2022. Sign up for our trees newsletter to be notified.


City of Bellevue Tree Tour Signups now available!

Dates: Click the date to signup for the tour led my a Tree Ambassador.

Kelsey Creek

Wilburton Hill Park

Help Us Achieve Our Tree Canopy Goals

In Bellevue, trees are an important part of what makes our us a “city in a park.” To keep our city green as our city grows, we encourage preserving mature trees and planting new trees. In addition to showing our city’s character, trees provide essential, measurable services to our community including cleaner air, stormwater management, summer cooling, reductions in crime, health benefits (like better mental and cardiovascular health), and more.

As we implement natural systems goals (40% canopy citywide) from our updated Environmental Stewardship Plan, we need your help. You are the experts in your neighborhood. Is there a street that would especially benefit from street trees in your neighborhood? Or maybe a school or park that needs more trees? Or maybe there is a tree with special meaning in your community? Are you interested in planting trees?

To better plant and preserve, we need your help!

Share with us:

  • Photos of trees you have planted
  • Locations to plant a tree
  • Heritage trees with a special significance
  • Your ideas and perceptions about trees with our survey

The Tree Giveaway Application is Now Open!

Bellevue residents are eligible to receive free trees this fall! We are offering 1,000 trees, including small and large evergreens, as well as trees that fruit or flower (species list). Residents are invited to apply for up to two trees each by Aug. 31.

Organizations in Bellevue are also eligible to apply for free trees, and can receive up to 20 for their property. Please complete the online training and organization application. If you are not sure of the right type of trees to request for your property or how many, reach out to us with questions.

Individual Application

Organization Application

If you are interested in tree planting on private property, we will be hosting a tree giveaway in October of 2022. Sign up for our trees newsletter to be notified.


City of Bellevue Tree Tour Signups now available!

Dates: Click the date to signup for the tour led my a Tree Ambassador.

Kelsey Creek

Wilburton Hill Park

Photos

We love to see your trees!  Upload photos of trees you received from our 2021 Tree Giveaway with your We Love Our Trees yard sign here.  

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    Neighborhood Madrona near Cherry Crest

    by LKM, 25 days ago

    Not from the 2021 tree giveaway but still a special tree in my neighborhood near Cherry Crest school.


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    New Tree Lilac planting

    by camfor, 10 months ago

    Can’t wait to see the blossoms next spring!

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    Thank you to our Tree Giveaway volunteers

    10 months ago

    Volunteer Paul Simmerly helping to load trees into a resident's vehicle on October 9.

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    Helping to grow our urban forest

    10 months ago

    Accolade Elm tree planted by Annie Craig, Bellevue resident:

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