Frequently Asked Questions

When will my tree(s) be installed?

Upon completion of the sign up process, staff will be in contact to coordinate a site visit to help you choose a tree for your property. Planting will be arranged on a first come first serve basis during the Fall (August – December) and Spring (March – July) planting seasons. 

 

How was the Planting Zone defined?

In collaboration with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Planting Zone was established within the Town’s Environmental Justice neighborhood located in Hyannis based on factors including, but not limited to, density, existing tree canopy, and impervious surface. The objective of this project is to increase tree canopy within the Planting Zone by 5% over the course of three years through summer 2026.

 

Are the trees really free?

Yes, the trees are free. The property owner must commit to watering the tree for two years after the tree is installed to ensure the tree’s survival. 

 

Do you plant flowers, or shrubs?

No, the program strictly provides free trees with an objective to increase tree canopy within the Planting Zone by 5%.

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