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How to Get Free Trees to Plant in Your Yard

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Want to add some greenery to your yard? Take home up to seven free trees from the Sherman Oaks Farmers Market next week.

Orders must be placed by Sunday at 5 p.m.

Want to grow your own tree in your yard? City Plants, L.A. Conservation Corps, and Councilwoman Nithya Raman want to help make that happen.

Free trees will be available for pickup at the Sherman Oaks Farmers’ Market on June 15 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Residents can make a reservation here, and will need to provide their address and information about their property.

Up to 7 trees, two of which can be fruit trees, may be brought home by an individual household. Orders must be placed by Sunday at 5 p.m.

“If you are a resident of the City of Los Angeles, you are eligible to adopt a tree and plant it in your yard,” City Plants said. “You must bring proof of residence (photo ID with an LA City address or an LADWP bill) to the adoption event. Trees come in 5-gallon containers and must be planted in the ground on your private property.”

City Plants works to grow a greener Los Angeles and distributes as many as 20,000 trees across the city per year according to their website. The organization was created through a public-private partnership with the city of Los Angeles and other non-profits.

“We are losing trees at a time when we need them the most,” the organization said. “We expect our City to get hotter in the coming decades, and trees are key to cooling our homes, streets, and schools. We must plant aggressively now to ensure that as temperatures rise, our City is equipped with a cooling canopy of healthy, mature trees.”

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