Urban Trees

Volunteer to plant a tree, or sign-up to receive a tree to plant on your own property. Learn how to detect a possible emerald ash borer infestation. There are many things you can do to keep the city green, literally!

Greening Milwaukee

Learn about planting trees and help us enhance our urban forest.

Donate (Tree Gift Program)

Have a tree planted in honor of a loved one

Adopt A Tree Initiative

The Adopt-a-Tree Initiative provides free trees to urban homeowners who agree to learn tree planting, care, and maintenance techniques. Trees are typically varieties of oak and are distributed as “whips” in the spring. Whips are bare root seedlings about 2 feet in length.

To qualify for a free tree you must reside and own property in the City of Milwaukee and have space to support a large shade tree (approximately 20 feet from any foundations, property lines, overhead wires or other trees). Please complete the information below if you are interested in receiving a free tree. You will be contacted when trees become available.

What Bugs Me

Learn more about the invasive Emerald Ash Borer.