We have an active tree planting program supported by grants and individual contributions. We plant a dozen or more trees in the neighborhood each year, for a total of over 600 trees so far. The Greening Committee also plants flowers and shrubs in public locations throughout Wash West each spring and summer.
The WSWCA Greening Committee can help you to:
Tree planting on city streets involves much more than simply picking out a tree and digging a hole for it. The planting site must be checked for the presence of utility conduits, permits must be obtained, sidewalks have to be broken and the debris
hauled away -- not to mention the headache of finding an affordable contractor to do the work. The Greening Committee streamlines the process by engaging one contractor to do all the tree plantings in Wash West each year; the contractor takes care of getting the appropriate permits and site checks, and guarantees all trees for one year from date of planting.
The cost of tree planting is subsidized by the Greening Committee with funds received from donations and grants. The result of the Committee's efforts is that individual property owners pay considerably less per tree than they would if they pursued the process on their own.
The cost of tree planting to the property owner will vary, depending, among other things, on the type of tree requested and the amount of money available to the Greening Committee for subsidies.
Applications for tree planting are accepted through the end of September for planting in fall/winter of the same year. A small non-refundable deposit is required for placement on the planting list. The full contribution of the property owner must be paid in advance of planting but no later than October 1st.
The property owner assumes ownership of any tree planted through this program, and must agree to provide continued care and maintenance. WSWCA and the Greening Committee do not assume any liability for tree-planting work for which the property owner has given permission.
Guidelines for choosing a location for a new tree:
To request tree-planting services in Wash West, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Likewise, if you would like to contribute time or money to the Tree Planting Fund, please call the WSWCA or email us at email@example.com.