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The street trees will go in the public right-of-way in residential areas. Property owners will be responsible for maintenance.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF WEST LINN - The city of West Linn will give away 250 street trees. To help restore the local street tree canopy after the Presidents Day ice storm nearly two years ago, the city of West Linn is offering to plant 250 new trees in the public right-of-way next to homes without the code-required number of trees.

The city has opened applications for property owners to request a tree, which will be planted between this November and March 2023.

The trees will be paid for and planted by the city, but property owners will be responsible for their care. City code requires two trees in the right-of-way beside most single-family residential homes and four trees for corner lots. The West Linn City Council allocated a portion of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to plant the trees. The city may consider a second round of free trees next year.

"The program is designed for areas that are already part of the street tree program and locations missing street trees," according to the city website.

The trees are not for businesses, homeowners associations or new developments.

After residents apply, the city will notify the homeowners selected to receive a tree. According to the city, the trees will be low-maintenance and drought-tolerant.

For more information, or to request a tree, visit, westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec/2022-free-street-tree-replanting-program.


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