Would you like to improve your neighborhood and help Bellevue increase its tree canopy?
A new non-profit organization, 300 Trees, is offering six kinds of native trees at no cost to Bellevue residents. The different species are deciduous or evergreen, small or tall, and preferring shade or sun.
Residents can order up to two trees on the 300 Trees website, 300trees.org/freetrees, for pickup on Saturday, March 6, at East Shore Unitarian Church. Pickup will be by appointment to limit crowding, and masks will be required of both volunteers and tree recipients. There are a limited number of trees available for this spring giveaway, although a waitlist will be available for anyone who would still like to receive a tree in the fall. Planting instructions and tree care guidelines will be provided.
Besides residential properties, 300 Trees is working with Bellevue schools, churches, and shared housing complexes to increase tree canopy. 300 Trees is also planning neighborhood-wide plantings starting this fall. For more information about how to get involved with any of the above or to learn about supporting 300 Trees in other ways, please visit 300trees.org or contact 300 Trees at [email protected].