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Tree Coupon Program

The 2018-2019 Tree Coupon Program is Now Closed

Information on the 2019-2020 Tree Coupon Program will be available in Fall 2019.

Use a tree coupon for discounts on your next residential tree purchases at select local tree retailers. 2018-2019 coupons can be redeemed through April 1, 2019. Trees purchased may be planted on private property or in the right-of-way (such as the planting strip) areas abutting their property.

Request a Tree Coupon
Requests for 2018-2019 tree coupons are now closed. Stay tuned in Fall 2019 for information about the 2019-2020 program. For questions, contact trees@cityoftacoma.org.


Tree Coupon Example


Tree Coupon Program Details

Coupons can be used to purchase trees to plant on your property. For the purposes of this program, trees are woody plants whose height is greater than 15 feet at maturity. Coupons are valid only at participating tree retailers during the program season for $30 off each five-gallon and larger tree of any kind. Coupons are valid from September 1, 2018 to April 1, 2019 for the 2018-19 season.


For residents wishing to plant their trees in the Right-of-Way planting strip, a no-fee permit is required and may be submitted online or in person. Please consult our Planting in the Rights-of-Way webpage for more information.



  • Limited to one per household and are valid for the purchase of up to five trees per coupon per property.
  • Coupons are valid for the purchase of trees only.
  • Only Pierce County residents are eligible at this time due to the source of funding.
  • The coupons are not transferable or redeemable for cash.
  • The minimum redemption value is $30.
  • The maximum redemption value is $150.

Visit our Planting and Growing web page for information on how to properly plant and care for your tree.


About This Program

We know that trees are beautiful, and we know that they reduce stormwater runoff, reduce temperatures, conserve energy, and much more. For residents of Tacoma, this program is funded by Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma stormwater utility fees to help make Tacoma a healthier City.  


Beginning in 2016, the program has expanded to Pierce County residents with assistance from Russell Family Forest Community of Interest funds and partnerships with Pierce County, Pierce Conservation District and Metro Parks Tacoma. We have partnered with local tree retailers to provide this discount for Pierce County residents.


The program is now in its seventh season since beginning in late 2011 and is a replacement for Tacoma’s previous free tree program.


2018-2019 Participating Tree Retailers


Alpine Nursery
17518 79th Avenue E
Puyallup, WA 98375

(253) 847-7078 



3310 North Proctor

Tacoma, WA 98407

(253) 761-7936


Gartenmeister Plant Shop

16015 81st Avenue Court East

Puyallup, WA 98375

(253) 848-7044


Gordon's Garden Center

308 East Yelm Avenue

Yelm, WA 98597

(360) 458-2481


Portland Avenue Nursery

1409 East 59th St

Tacoma, WA 98404

(253) 473-0194


Rosedale Gardens

7311 Rosedale Street NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

(253) 851-7333


Vassey Nursery

2424 Tacoma Road East

Puyallup, WA 98371

(253) 841-3550