Tree Application

Community Forestry Planting Program
Evanston, WY is a part of Tree City USA, and one aspect of the program is providing discounted trees to city residents through our Community Forestry Planting Program.

How much do the trees cost?
Homeowners may purchase one (1) tree for $50.00 to be planted on their property. Businesses may purchase up to three (3) trees for $50.00 each to be planted on the property of the business. 

Who can apply for a tree?
Residents (one per household) and businesses within the Evanston City Limits may apply for a tree(s). There are no exceptions to this rule as this is a City program through a nation wide organization. Go to this website for more information about the program: http://www.arborday.org/programs/TreeCityUSA/index.cfm 

We want everyone to have an opportunity to purchase a tree. Because there is a limited amount of trees available each year, you cannot purchase a tree each consecutive year; you will be added to a waiting list. For example, if you purchase a tree in the 2015 program, you will need to be on the waiting list for 2016. Once adequate time has passed for new people to apply for a tree, the people on the waiting list will be contacted. Therefore, you can get a tree for the second year in a row. However, if enough people apply, the people on the waiting list may not get a tree. If you got a tree in 2015 and do not get one in 2016, then you can apply for one in 2017 and get a tree without having to be on the waiting list. 
When and how can I apply for a tree?
Tree applications are usually available the first week after the new year and may be turned in until the middle of April. Tree availability is limited and it's first come, first serve so be sure to apply early. Check back here for specific dates. Also, follow the Rec Center on Facebook and look for ads in the paper to remind you to apply. 

When the time is right, the application will be available here or in person at the Parks Department. An application is considered complete when payment has also been made.

Applications may not be submitted online; they must be submitted in person or through the mail with payment. 
When do the trees come?
The trees will be delivered to your home or business between the 2nd and 3rd weeks of June. It is sometimes difficult to say a specific day or time because the delivery may be late or incorrect. The Parks department also has to organize the trees while still taking care of their other daily responsibilities. Please be patient with us. We will let you know when you will get your tree as soon as we can. Sometimes that means calling the morning of delivery or even as they leave the parking lot.