Project CommuniTree

Spring 2024 applications Project CommuniTree Applications are now open!

Order pick ups will begin mid-March, weather dependent. Orders must be picked up from our nursery in Creve Coeur Park.

There will be one distribution this spring in the Kansas City area on Thursday, March 21 from:
Kansas City Regional Conservation Office
12405 SE Ranson Rd
Lee’s Summit, MO 64082
If you would like to be included in the KC distribution please indicate so in the “notes” section of the application.

The spring Kansas City distribution is full. Another delivery to the KC area will take place in the fall. 

Everyone, regardless of financial status or zip code, deserves to live among trees. Tree canopy provides social, environmental, and economic benefits to communities and should not be reserved only for the privileged few. Project CommuniTree subsidizes the cost of growing potted trees at our tree Nursery and arboretum in St. Louis County’s Creve Coeur Park. The 3-gallon saplings are offered free of charge to public and nonprofit partners who plant and maintain this new community investment. The program distributes over 10,000 trees to more than 250 partners every year and mobilizes more than 3,000 volunteers to participate in the tree planting process. Click here for a list of the 50+trees we grow. Availability varies by year.




Steps for applying for free trees

Project CommuniTree Facts:

  • Free, 3-gallon trees and shrubs grown from over 50 species of seedlings provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Available for public or nonprofit plantings (neighborhood associations, schools, Scouts, churches, cities, municipalities and other community groups) in Missouri and surrounding communities
  • Over 250,000 trees distributed since 1993
  • Some 9-10,000 trees distributed annually
  • Applications accepted once the season is announced, typically in March for spring plantings and in September for fall plantings; this is subject to change based on weather, inventory or Forest ReLeaf’s schedule.

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