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. View or download information Tree City USA (PDF).
Steps of the tree program:
- 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.
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.
View or download, care for a tree (PDF) for tips on tree care.
For more information on watering, weeding, fertilizing, mulching and other good maintenance practices, visit the following:
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.