Request a Street Tree

Do you want to help the City restore the tree canopy and create a cooler and greener environment? The City of Syracuse is installing trees for homeowners along the City's right-of-way to do just that!

Please note: Requests for new trees are accepted year-round; planting requests submitted by June 1 will be installed the following fall, requests submitted by December 1 will be installed the following spring.



Step 1.Check Your Eligibility

  1. You must be a city of Syracuse resident homeowner.
  2. Your desired tree location must be within the right-of-way.

Step 2.Submit Email Request

Email with your address.

Step 3.Confirm Your Request

After you submit your request, you will be contacted by a staff member to confirm your interest in our program. Confirmation is needed before a site inspection is scheduled. 

Step 4.Site Inspection

We will inspect the site to determine the ideal location(s) trees, and select an appropriate species based on space and surrounding conditions. We take into account any above and below ground utilities/infrastructure to ensure a positive experience and future for you and the tree. Tree species may change depending on availability.

Step 5.Tree Planting

City contractors will install the tree in the spring or fall. The final location may need to be adjusted during planting due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. water or gas lines).  Approximately a week or two before planting you may see painted lines on the curb marking the planting location and any utilities present.

Step 6.Care For Your Tree

View Tree Care Instructions