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reLeaf-ing Seattle

August 30, 2012

The City of Seattle’s Trees for Neighborhoods program is up and running, taking applications from residents for up to 4 free trees to keep the city green. Many tree species even have wait-lists! As a public partnership with the community, Green Cities wants to highlight four majestic trees that are still available….for now! If you have room for these larger trees in your yard, they will bring that much more value to our urban forest for years to come.

Frontier Elm

– Frontier Elm –
The Frontier Elm is a unique cultivar of Chinese and European elms. While most elms turn yellow in autumn,  ‘Frontier’ is a trail blazer with striking burgundy-red foliage. An exciting addition to your backyard!

– Japanese Cedar –
Despite its name the Japanese cedar isn’t really a cedar, instead this bluish needled tree is a member of the Cypress family. An evergreen with true year-round interest!

A young Western Red Cedar

 – Western Red Cedar –
Lewis and Clark thought that Western red cedars were amazing enough to be called the “trees of life” -arbor vitae. Plant one in your backyard and bring life to your neighborhood!

– Fernleaf Beech –
The Romans believed carrying around a piece of beech wood could bring good luck. Let the Fernleaf beech bring good fortune to your yard with its whimsically shaped leaves, and help to increase your neighborhoods tree cover!

You can get your own through Seattle reLeaf’s Trees for Neighborhoods program!

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