Request a Free Street Tree

Do you want a tree planted in front of your house?

The City of Orlando can install trees for homeowners along their streets to create a cooler and greener environment.

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 must:

  • be a City of Orlando resident homeowner.
  • 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 desired tree location must be:

  • within the right-of-way; or
  • within the private part of your front yard (or side yard for corner lots) that is 20 feet or less from the end of the right-of-way.

Step 2.Choose your tree type

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 tree 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 3.Submit your application

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

Step 4.Confirm your request

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

Step 5.We will inspect the site

Our city crews will inspect the site to determine the location of the tree(s) you requested and will email you with the results. Based on the results, we may recommend a new tree location or a different type of tree.

Step 6.Plant the tree

City crews will install the tree(s) at the approved location. The final location may shift due to underground utilities like water or gas lines.

Step 7.Water and care for your new tree

If your tree dies due to lack of proper watering or care, it will not be replaced.

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

Tree Care Instructions