Apply Here for a Free Tree
Do you want street trees planted in front of your house or building? Do you have grass or dirt in the parkway, the space between the sidewalk and the curb? Will you commit to watering the trees until established, approximately 3 years? If so, we will come to your property and plant free street trees for you.
Request A Free Tree
All sites will be surveyed in advance to ensure eligibility. At the time of inspection, the inspector will assist you in selecting a tree species that is appropriate for the planting space. The City of Escondido Municipal Code as well as the ISA Guidelines on tree care are followed to ensure that newly planted trees do not conflict with existing trees or nearby infrastructure like street lights, water meters, and power poles. Trees will only be planted in city right of ways in residential areas. If space permits, up to three trees may be planted, any more than that will require supervisor approval. If you fall outside of these guidelines but still would like a tree please contact SDG&E to inquire about their Tree Rebate Program
*Please note that this program does not plant palm trees
Top Six Tree Selections
Little Gem Magnolia
A dwarf southern magnolia with smaller dark green foliage and a very compact narrow form. The large, glossy, evergreen leaves have rusty-brown undersides. Very attractive, large, white, fragrant blooms. A naturally small tree or large shrub perfect for small gardens. Evergreen.
Hong Kong Orchid
Considered the most beautiful tree available, with exceptionally long-blooming, flamboyant, deep rose-red, orchid-shaped flowers that have a touch of white. The sterile flowers produce no seedpods. Develops as a tree with a rounded crown in warmer winter regions, more shrub-like in cooler winter regions. Partly deciduous.
Golden Rain Tree
Excellent shade tree, known for its neat habit and well-behaved root system. Medium-sized, open-branched form is ideal for parkways and patios. Blue-green foliage has nice fall color. Long panicles of fragrant flowers are followed by attractive, papery, lantern-like seed pods. A very effective and versatile landscape specimen. Deciduous.