Free Tree Giveaway

The City of Loveland is giving away free trees! This popular program launched in 2022. Approximately 100 trees were distributed. Due to its popularity, the program is growing!

In 2023, the Free Tree Giveaway will distribute 200 trees as an investment in the city's tree canopy. Residents can request up to two trees per household via an online reservation system. Orders will be accepted until all trees are reserved. Trees will be available for pick up in October, and residents are responsible for planting and caring for the trees on their own. 

All 2023 trees have been claimed.


Why Free Trees?

Does a free tree sound too good to be true?! The Tree & Environment Committee has rounded up the reasons why trees benefit the whole community:

  • These trees have high survival rates because of a resident's time investment (requesting the tree, picking up the tree, planting the tree, watering the tree, etc.)
  • Tree giveaways naturally promote biological diversity because the residents requesting trees are scattered across the city. Different species can be offered in the program each year, which will lead our urban forest to naturally diversify.
  • Tree species diversity is the only way to protect against the next pest or disease invasion (i.e. Asian Longhorn Beetle).
  • Giveaways help diversify the age of the city's urban forest. Just think — you are planting hundreds of new, young trees! This helps prevent widespread tree canopy loss due to old age.

2023 Tree Options

Residents may select up to two trees per household. If two trees are requested, the two trees must be of different species, if possible, to increase biological diversity. It is important to request a tree that is the right match for your property. 

You may select from the following: 

Canopy (Upper Story) 

These are suggested for sites WITHOUT overhead wires. These are considered to be "shade" trees. Trees could grow approximately 50-60 feet in height. 


These are suggested for sites WITH overhead wires. Trees could grow approximately 25 feet in height.

Tree Giveaway

How to Order

Residents can request up to two trees (one of each type) per household. Orders are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all 200 trees are reserved for the giveaway, the order form will be closed.

Sign-Up is Closed

All trees reserved in less than 24 hours

Picking Up My Tree

  • Trees will be available for pick up in October 2023.
  • Trees are approximately 4-6 feet tall.
  • Trees come in 5-7 gallon containers and weigh approximately 10 pounds each.
  • The city will send residents an email confirmation to verify the pick-up location, date, and times.
  • The homeowner is responsible for picking up the tree and planting it. 
  • Trees that are not picked up will be planted on city property.

Planting My Tree

Before digging, the city recommends that residents contact the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS) to verify where gas, electric, and other utilities cross your property. Call (800) 362-2764 or 8-1-1 or visit e-dig to request a free visit. 

Planting Resources

How to Plant Containerized Trees (PDF)

How to Plant Balled & Burlapped Trees (PDF)