City's Tree Planting Programs

Public Works has a variety of programs available for residents interested in adding trees to public spaces around their buildings and homes. 

Replace Existing Trees
You can request a replacement tree if one was removed from an existing well in front of your property, at no expense to you. 

Back of Sidewalk Program 
If there is no space for a tree well on your sidewalk, you can request a tree be planted on your private property.

Request a New Tree Planting  
If there is no tree well at your property and you would like a tree planted, you may be able to have a well installed.

Commemorative Tree Program
Have a tree planted to honor a person, significant life event, or other idea. The cost for this tree is $200.00.

Call the Urban Forestry Division at 617.349.4885 or email to request detailed information regarding any of the tree planting programs.

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm