Free Trees for Shade and Energy Conservation

The Woodland Tree Foundation is offering FREE shade trees to residents of Woodland.  The goal of the Campaign is to conserve energy through the shade of 200 new trees in the City of Trees in 2017-18. This will add to the 600 trees planted in yards by the Campaign since 2014.

HOW TO RECEIVE A TREE: To request a free shade tree  with the subject line: “Tree Request.” Include your name, telephone number and street address in the body of the email. You may also call (530) 341-8436.

WHAT: Up to two medium or large size shade trees are offered. The brochure, A Tree Guide for Woodland shows many of the shade trees available. All trees shown, except ornamental trees under 30 feet in height, are offered. Other shade trees will be considered.

WHERE: Free shade trees are available to residents of Woodland on a first come, first served basis. Trees may be planted in front or backyards as long as they will shade the east, west or south side of homes. Trees may also be planted on the north side of a home if that is also the street side. There must be five to 10 feet clearance between a tree and sidewalks, driveways, foundations and underground utilities.

For tree plantings in the planting strips between the street and sidewalk, contact the City of Woodland by clicking here.

WHY: To shade and cool homes for energy conservation, clean the air, reduce greenhouse gases and beautify Woodland’s neighborhoods.

WHEN: Sign-ups for trees are being taken now. Planting of the trees by volunteers will take place on the Saturday mornings of October 28 and December 2, 2017 with 2018 dates to be announced.

WHO: The Woodland Tree Foundation’s Neighborhood Shade Tree Campaign is made possible in partnership with the John and Eunice Davidson Fund, the City of Woodland, Tree Davis, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection.

For more information about the Neighborhood Shade Tree Campaign or sign up for a tree, email or call (530) 341-8436.