Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s vision is to increase Cleveland’s tree canopy with the social, economic, and environmental benefits it provides. But we can’t do it alone…
Approximately 70 to 80 percent of Cleveland’s tree canopy potential is located on private property. By providing free trees (and relevant care materials) to residents and business owners, our Trees4CLE Tree Adoption program gets trees planted on private property and generates a great impact on our city’s reforestation effort.
These adoptions have connected over 1,200 trees to residents throughout the city— putting the future of Cleveland’s canopy in Clevelander’s hands.
Apply to adopt one (or two) of the 250 FREE TREES we are distributing this fall!
Multiple species are available including small, flowering trees, beautiful shade trees, fruit trees, legacy trees, and evergreens. We select species that are either native or proven hardy for our region and the urban environment. View our species selection guide at bit.ly/trees4cle-species
Fall 2023 Species List
Decorative, small trees: Eastern Redbud, Pagoda Dogwood, Allegheny Serviceberry
Fruit trees: Pawpaw
Beauty and Shade Trees: Common Hackberry . Blackgum, American hornbeam
Generational Legacy Trees: Eastern White pine, Swamp White Oak, Sweetgum, Tuliptree, Kentucky Coffeetree, Bald Cypress
Available only for Cleveland Residents with a limit of 2 trees per address.Apply Now
*Note: This is an application-based process. Signing up does not guarantee you a tree. Accepted applications will be notified by the end of September.
You are eligible to receive a FREE tree if you meet the following requirements: