Request a Free Street Tree

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

The City of Orlando provides homeowners with trees to plant along their streets to create a cooler and greener environment.

Please note: Requests may be submitted year-round, but the next trees will be planted on the Fall and Winter of 2020, following the order of our waiting list.


Step 1.Check your eligibility

You must:

  • be a City of Orlando resident homeowner.
  • understand the next tree(s) will be planted on Fall and Winter of 2020.
  • you will be contacted in the Fall to confirm.

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.
  • Understory trees are best if you have overhead 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 request

Only submit one request per household. If you would like multiple trees, select only your preferred tree type.

Submit Request

Please note:

  • This is a very popular program, therefore, requests are handled in the order of when a request is made.
  • Your request submission will stay in queue until Fall/Winter 2020, when trees are planted again.
  • During this Fall (around October 2020), we will email you back to begin processing your request.

Step 4.Confirm your request

During the following Fall (around October 2020), we will email you to confirm your desired tree location again and to coordinate a site inspection. You must confirm your interest in the program at this time before we can proceed to inspect the location.

Step 5.Get the site inspected

We 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

It is important to properly care for your new tree to make sure it grows to be healthy and mature. Once the tree is planted, it is the resident's responsibility to maintain its growth with water and fertilizer.

If your 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.

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

Tree Care Instructions