Tree Giveaway at Lake Sammamish State Park
We are celebrating a partnership between Bank of America, American Forests and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust through a tree giveaway day for Bank of America employees!
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust staff will help participants choose the right tree for their property and provide helpful resources on planting and caring for the tree. Interested participants can also attend an online kickoff ahead of the event, on Friday, February 25th at 12pm (PST), to learn about the importance of trees and tree care! You can join through this link.
To assist in tree selection, we ask participants complete this American Forests Tree Questionnaire ahead of time and bring it to the tree giveaway event.
Bank of America and American Forests have been an integral partner of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. Through this partnership, the Greenway Trust has been engaged in a long-term carbon sequestration project in the City of Shoreline at Ballinger Open Space. This is part of a 25-year urban forest project that benefits the local community and is part of a nationwide registry of carbon credit projects through the work of City Forest Credits. You can read more about this project and partners on our blog!
For the tree giveaway day, please follow event driving directions to reach the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Native Plant Nursery where you will be united with your new tree.
Pre-event Tree Informational Session
Date: Friday, February 25th 2022
Time: 12:00-12:45pm PST
Join Informational Session: Link Here
What to expect: A quick celebration about the partnership between Bank of America, American Forests, and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, along with exciting project information about carbon credit tree planting projects in the City of Shoreline, and lessons on how to plant and care for your new tree!
Tree Giveaway Event Details
Date: Saturday, February 26th 2022
Time: Between 1pm-4pm (participants can come pick up their tree anytime during this window, volunteers will be working in the nursery)
Parking directions: Please park at Tibbets Beach parking lot in Lake Sammamish State Park (Discover Pass required in the park). Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/yiccno1nzz72
Please follow driving directions carefully to park & walk to our nursery. From I-90, take Exit 15. Follow signs for Lake Sammamish State Park, and go north on 17th Ave NW. Turn left onto NW Sammamish Rd. The main entrance to Lake Sammamish State Park will be on your right in about one-half mile. Enter the park and take your first left into the large parking lot. **You will then want to walk out of the parking lot back towards the entrance, then take a left into the maintenance area. Walk straight towards the sheds and the ranger’s house. The nursery is located next to the Maintenance Barn and Rangers’ Houses—look for Greenway event leaders and signs.**
What to expect: Participants will meet with Greenway Trust staff to help choose the right tree for their property. There will be up to five species of trees to choose from. Additional resources for planting and care will be provided. Prepare to go home with a 1-2 year old tree in a 2-gallon pot (similar to the featured picture). Tree heights vary, expect your tree to be between 2-3ft tall when you pick it up!
What to bring: Please bring your completed Tree Selection Questionnaire (found under Resources below) to help choose your tree!
After (or before!) picking up your tree, consider exploring Lake Sammamish State Park!
registration limited to 50 participants
- Tree Selection Questionnaire
- Tree Giveaway Selection Guide
- Right Tree, Right Place, City of Seattle Tree Selection & Planting Resources
- Habitat at Home, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
- King County Native Plant Resources