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Long Beach Tree Planting Program

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.

Through this ongoing program, LB Sustainability will plant a tree in your parkway (between the sidewalk and street) for free! Many of the trees offered are drought-tolerant or California natives, and all of the trees are well-suited for parkway planting.

If you are a homeowner, business, or community/neighborhood group in Long Beach and are interested in finding out more information about Tree Partnership eligibility, contact either Public Works or the Office of Sustainability.

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 become a part of this program, follow these steps:

1. Review the City's Policy on Tree Maintenance

2. Select a tree type from our Approved Tree List

3. Download and complete the following forms:

City's Tree Planting Permit form (Contractor's name "City of Long Beach") and
The Tree Maintenance Agreement Form

Submit by email or mail to:

Courtney Chatterson

Office of Sustainability 
100 W. Broadway, Suite 550
Long Beach, CA 90802
Courtney.Chatterson@longbeach.gov
Phone: 562.570.6396