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Long Beach Tree Planting Program

LB Sustainability is proud to support the growth of Long Beach’s urban forest through our tree planting programs! Through these programs, Long Beach residents can have a tree planted in their parkway and/or a fruit tree planted in their front yard for free. Apply for a free tree below:

Fruit Trees Street Trees

                                       
Fruit Trees in Front Yards

LB Sustainability is able to offer this program thanks to grant funding from CalFIRE. The Fruit Tree Program launched in January 2019. Due to the large volume of applications we have received since then, all new applications for fruit trees will only be accepted from addresses in priority neighborhoods. All those outside priority neighborhood areas that have already submitted a Fruit Tree Waiver and Fruit Tree Maintenance Agreement have been placed on the waitlist. View the Priority Neighborhoods Map.

To apply for a fruit tree, please select the tree you would like planted in your front yard from the Fruit Tree List (Spanish/Khmer), fill out the form below and mail the Fruit Tree Waiver (Spanish/Khmer) and Fruit Tree Maintenance Agreement (Spanish/Khmer) to:

Kristyn Payne
City of Long Beach, Office of Sustainability
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 3rd floor
Long Beach CA, 90802

Note: The Fruit Tree Waiver and Fruit Tree Maintenance Agreement must be sent by mail, emailed documents cannot be accepted. These fruit trees are only available for front yards. They are not available for parkways and backyards. If you are interested in receiving a non-fruit tree for your parkway, please see our Street Tree Planting Program below.

Fruit Tree Application Form

                  
Street Trees

Street trees offer a number of benefits to the surrounding community such as improving air quality, urban cooling, reducing stormwater runoff, increasing property values, and many more. That's why the Office of Sustainability is proud to be part of the Tree Partnership.

Note: Planting is put on hold during the summer months when it is too hot for newly planted trees to flourish. Applications received leading up to and during summer months will be eligible for planting in the fall.

To apply for a free parkway tree, follow these steps:

1. Review the City's Policy on Tree Maintenance 

2. Select a tree type from our Tree Selection List

3. Mail a completed Tree Planting Permit form to:

PW/Public Service - Trees

1651 San Francisco Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813

Phone: 562-570-2700*4

4. Once approved, submit the approved permit and completed The Tree Maintenance Agreement Form by email or mail to:

Kristyn Payne

Office of Sustainability 
Kristyn.Payne@longbeach.gov
Office: 562.570.5831
Mobile: 562.317.0763
411 W. Ocean Blvd., 3rd floor
Long Beach, CA 90802

Given the current high volume of tree requests, wait times to receive a tree through this program are about 6 months and can be shorter or longer based on several factors. In situations where residents wish to have a tree in their parkway sooner, many opt to purchase and plant a tree on their own. To do this, submit a completed Permit to Plant Street Trees to the Department of Public Works Street Tree Section for approval by mailing the completed permit to:

PW/Public Service - Trees
1651 San Francisco Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813