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FREE – EASY – And lots of options for you!

Join your neighbors to create a greener Albany by signing up for a free street tree.  Until September 30th, the City is offering homeowners and business owners in Albany a free street tree and will even take care of the concrete removal, planting and future pruning.

The city has an approved list of street trees with characteristics that are ideal for Albany.  These species offer a variety of appealing characteristics that make them a great addition in the short and long-term for your home or business. From drought tolerant and side walk friendly varieties to those that offer fall colors and spring flowers, these trees all have something to offer.

Click on each tree to learn more about it.

Trident maple 1Trident Maple
(Acer buergeranum)

  • Good shade tree
  • Slow to medium growth
  • Works well in various soils
  • Grows in full sun to full shade
  • Colorful fall leaves
  • Beautiful yellow spring flowers
  • Sidewalk-friendly
  • Drought-tolerant
  • Learn more

 

Strawberry tree
(Arbutus ‘Marina’)strawberry tree1

  • Good shade tree
  • Evergreen
  • Works well in various soils
  • Edible fruit with a flavor likened to a mixture of kiwi fruit and strawberry
  • Attractive to birds
  • Beautiful clusters of small white and pink flowers -showiest in fall and winter
  • Drought-tolerant
  • Learn more

 

 

Bronze leaf loquat
(Eriobotrya deflexa)Bronze leaf loquat 1

  • Good shade tree
  • Evergreen
  • Beautiful oblong glossy green leaves
  • Showy white flowers in the spring
  • Grows in full sun to partial shade
  • Sidewalk friendly – Rarely fruits and low root damage potential
  • Requires moist soil – Not drought-tolerant
  • Learn more

 

Tupelo tree
(Nyssa sylvatica) Tupelo tree 1

  • Deciduous foliage
  • Beautiful red and orange fall foliage
  • Light flowers and fruit
  • Moderate shade
  • Sidewalk-friendly – root damage potential low
  • Drought tolerant
  • Learn more

 

 

Maidenhair tree
(Ginkgo Bilobaginkgo-biloba 1)

    • Deciduous
    • Beautiful gold fall foliage
    • Light flowers in spring
    • Grows in full sun to partial shade
    • Female trees have strong pungent odor and fruit; chose male trees to avoid these characteristics
    • Moderate root damage potential
    • Drought tolerant
    • Learn more

Signing up is easy, call (510)-559-4275 or email Tony Wolcott, City of Albany’s Urban Forester. Even more options are available. Tony can help you find the best tree for your home or business, answer any questions and get you signed up for your free tree. Sign up by September 30th to get this special FREE offer.

Let’s create Albany’s first Green Corridor by planting more trees. Get involved and involve others, trees don’t plant and water themselves… it’s a community of trees and people.