The Everett Public Works Department Tree Program is a tree-planting partnership program for trees planted in parking strips and City right-of way. It is a partnership between residential and commercial property owners and the City of Everett. Since the implementation of this program, more than 4,675 street trees have been planted in more than 20 neighborhoods throughout Everett.
Everett has been recognized as a "Tree City USA" since 1993. Learn more at Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA webpage.
Tree program steps:
- Select a tree from the 'Approved tree list' tab.
- Fill out an application to participate in the tree program (opens in new tab).
- The City of Everett purchases the tree, digs and prepares the hole.
- Either the property owner or Public Works staff plant the tree.
- The owner waters and maintains the tree.
- The tree becomes the property and responsibility of the property owner.
Once planted, the owner accepts full responsibility for the continued survival and health of the tree. For more information, view or download, getting a street tree (PDF) and tree planting process (PDF), which includes restrictions and regulations.
Autumn moon maple (Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon')
Globe Norway maple (Acer platanoides 'Globosum')
Green Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)
Hogyoku Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Hogyoku')
Red Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureeum')
Eddie's white wonder dogwood (Cornus 'Eddies White Wonder')
Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa)
Pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
Malus (flowering crabapple)
Prairifire crabapple (Malus 'prairifire')
Sugar thyme crabapple (Malus 'Sutyzarn')
Prunus (cherry and plum)
Blirieana plum (Prunus blirienana)
Krauter's Vesuvius plum (Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius')
Okame cherry (Prunus x 'Okame')
Royal burgundy cherry (Prunus serrulata 'Royal Burgundy')
Thundercloud plum (Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud')
Goldenrain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
The application will be reviewed by Public Works Department staff to determine if it is the right tree for the right place.
City of Everett Tree Committee and Public Works staff review the right-of-way planting standards and trees to help guide the planting of trees that fit the space available. Once the application has been approved, you will be contacted, and a planting date will be scheduled.
For information on watering, weeding, fertilizing, mulching and other good maintenance practices, visit the following:
Proper planting is the most important thing for the long-term health and vitality of your tree. For information and illustrations on how to properly plant a tree, refer to these sources:
Trees, shrubs and other types of vegetation that overhang the street or sidewalk along your property need to be maintained, trimmed and managed to allow free and full use of the street or sidewalk by the general public. View or download, Tree trimming guidelines with illustration (PDF) for more information.
- For more information on pruning young or mature trees, visit the Pruning your trees webpage (International Society of Arboriculture).
- If you are unable to perform proper pruning techniques yourself, you can find a certified pruning professional through the Why hire an arborist webpage (International Society of Arboriculture).