City Shade: Street Tree Planting Program

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City Shade Nursery Fall 2023

Join Us in Enhancing the Beauty, Wellbeing and Sustainability of Our Community. 

Developed by community member Paul Forrest in partnership with the City of Port Angeles, the City Shade Street Tree Planting Program supports the growth of our urban forest, environmental sustainability and Climate Resiliency Plan goals.

This volunteer-centric program has been designed to help increase the tree canopy in our community by planting trees in low, medium and high-density residential neighborhoods, located within City right-of-way (typically between the sidewalk and curb).  We will work with Port Angeles residents to identify areas that would benefit from additional trees and offer a variety of species appropriate for that location’s size and soil conditions.

Request a Free Street Tree to be Planted at Your Home!

The 2023 application period has closed. Residents of Port Angeles can apply online to request a free Street Tree Planting Permit and receive a free tree from the City Shade Nursery. Residents also have the option use their permit to plant a tree purchased on their own. Other opportunities to participate in this program include participation in tree-planting and distribution events, coordinating neighborhood street tree maintenance, and helping out at the City Shade Street Tree Nursery. All volunteers will be trained by experts to properly plant and maintain trees. 

City Shade Application

Thank you for your interest in the City Shade Street Tree Program! Together, we can make our community a more beautiful, healthy, and vibrant place to live. Additional Permitting, Volunteer and Donation Information coming soon. Want to receive program information directly to your inbox? Click here to subscribe to City news and announcements via "Notify Me."  

Upcoming Events

As part of the City Shade Street Tree Program, we invite you to a series of upcoming community events. Learn tree planting techniques from experts, connect with like-minded individuals, and contribute directly to the growth of our urban forest! Additional details will be provided soon. 

September 16, 2023
Street Tree Planting WorkshopAttend a volunteer training conducted by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the City of Port Angeles.

Session A: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Session B: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Starting Location: The parking lot facing West 7th Street, on the north side of First Presbyterian Church (128 W 8th Street - near the corner of 8th and Oak Streets). 
October 14, 2023Street Tree Community Planting Pick up your tree and plant it!Coming soon...