Re-Leaf CDA Update: Planting Postponed to Fall

Posted: 3/25/2020 8:59:55 AM

The City of Coeur d'Alene has a still has a number of street trees that need good homes! Street trees are planted at residential locations within public right-of-way areas in the city limits through the CDA Re-Leaf program. Trees are planted at no cost to the homeowner to enhance our neighborhoods and provide many street-side benefits such as mitigating storm water and reducing pollution. The deadline to apply for this program has been extended from March 30th to June 30th 2020. Tree planting will take place in Mid-September to Early-October.

Trees are available to homeowners who are willing to provide care, including watering and protecting from mowers and trimmers.  Those that are interested should contact the Urban Forester with the Coeur d'Alene Parks Department to sign up for a street tree.  There are a limited number of trees and they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The tree species still available are Frontier Elm, Metro Gold Maple, Zelkova and Eastern Redbud. Don’t’ worry about the planting; trees will be planted by a contract tree planting crew in Mid-September or Early-October.  Interested homeowners are encouraged to reply as soon as possible since there are a limited number of trees.

More information is available online at www.cdaid.org/parks under urban forestry Re-leaf. You can also send an email to ngoodwin@cdaid.org, or call the Urban Forestry division of the Parks Department at 769-2266 to claim your tree today. These trees cannot be used to fulfill street tree requirements/for a refund.