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Long Beach Tree Planting Program

NOTE: Tree planting pauses during summer months (July-September). 

LB Sustainability is proud to support the growth of Long Beach’s urban forest through our tree planting program! Through this program, Long Beach residents can have trees planted in their parkways for free.

Wait times to receive trees through this program are typically 2 months and can be 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.

Apply for a free tree below:

Public Trees

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Public Trees

The Office of Sustainability offers an individual, at-request, public tree planting program for Long Beach residents hoping for a tree to be planted in the parkway next to the sidewalk in front of their home. If you have a question related to public tree permit approvals, public tree removals, stump removals, tree trimming, or public tree health, please visit the Department of Public Works, Public Tree website.

Public 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. Submit a completed Tree Planting Permit form (Spanish/Khmer/Tagalog) to the Public Works Department:

Email: PWStreets@longbeach.gov

Phone: (562) 570-2700 ext. 4


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

4. To complete your application, submit a copy of your approved permit and a signed  Tree Maintenance Agreement Form (Spanish/Khmer/Tagalog) to the Office of Climate Action & Sustainability:

Email: TreeRequest@longbeach.gov

Phone: (562) 570-7483


City of Long Beach, Office of Climate Action & Sustainability 
411 W. Ocean Blvd., 10th floor
Long Beach, CA 90802