Request Street Trees for Your Neighborhood

Are you looking to coordinate tree planting for your neighborhood?

The city offers neighborhoods trees for its streets. A request can be made by an HOA, neighborhood association or leader.

Please note: Requests for new trees are accepted June 1 through August 31. Installations are completed during the Winter of that same year following the order of our waiting list.

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Step 1.Check your eligibility

You neighborhood must be within City of Orlando limits.

Check City Limits

Step 2.Understand the requirements and responsibility

You must:

  • understand the tree(s) will be planted in the Winter if the application was received between June 1 through August 31 of that same year.
  • you will be contacted in the Fall to confirm your request.

Your tree locations must be:

  • within the right-of-way; or
  • within the private part of a property's front yard (or side yard corner lot) that is 20 feet or less from the end of the right-of-way.
  • A new tree will take at least 18 months to fully establish and will require the commitment from neighborhood participants for constant watering.
  • Depending on the location, a dedicated bubbler may be required to be installed by the neighborhood.
  • If a tree dies, we will only replace it once after it is inspected. However, if a tree dies due to lack of proper watering or care, it will not be replaced.

Step 3.Gather participants' contact information

Before you submit a group tree request, be sure to talk to all your neighbors who are interested in participating. Gather each participant's name, email address, phone number and home address.

Although the trees are almost always planted in the right-of-way, we will still want to confirm their commitment and the tree placement with each property owner.

Step 4.Choose your tree types

We offer various species of canopy and understory trees. Please note that due to supply and/or seasonality, some species may not always be available.

  • Canopy trees may be planted if the right-of-way is at least 6-feet wide. These trees will grow taller.
  • Some understory trees may be suited if you have power lines or a narrow parkway, as they grow shorter than canopy trees.
  • We will confirm the placement of the trees according to our Right Tree, Right Place city policy. If your preferred tree type cannot be planted, we will suggest another option based on your location.

Limitations apply depending on the spacing needs of each tree type.

See Tree Types

Step 5.Submit your request

Please note: Applications will re-open on June 1 through August 31. Please check back during this time to submit your request.

Step 6.Confirm your request

After you submit your request, you will be contacted by someone from our staff to confirm your interest in the program. Confirmation from you will be needed before advancing to the next step in the process. 

Step 7.We will contact each participant in your neighborhood

Based on the contact information you provided, we will contact each participant to confirm their commitment and desired location of their tree.

Step 8.Get the sites inspected

We will inspect the site areas and will email you with the results. Based on the results, we may recommend a new location for certain trees or a different type of tree.

Step 9.Plant the tree

After the approval of the final locations, we will plant the trees within 45 days.

Step 10.Water and care for your new tree

It is important to properly care for your new trees to make sure it grows to be healthy and mature. Once the tree is planted, it is the residents' and neighborhood's responsibility to maintain their growth with lots of water and fertilizer.

Please read our Tree Care Instructions below to understand how to properly care for your new trees.

Tree Care Instructions