A friend of mine is running a tree give away program through the city of Seattle. This year they are giving trees to target neighborhoods in south seattle (georgetown, beacon hill, columbia city, etc…). each household can receive up to four trees, and they do not have to go by the curb… they can go anywhere on the property. This is a great opportunity to get some free trees for yourselves and for your neighbors.
More information on the program can be found at http://seattle.gov/trees/treesforneighborhoods.htm
One of the options is an Italian plum tree.
Reasons why trees are cool and we should promote this program:
Trees make our space more pleasant
Trees help to clean our air
Trees reduce the urban heat island effect
Trees help to clean puget sound by reducing storm water runoff.