Expanding our urban canopy!

Request a street or yard tree!

Help increase Lancaster City’s urban tree canopy!

About Lancaster Tree Tenders

Lancaster Tree Tenders goal is to increase and enhance Lancaster’s urban forest by engaging and empowering neighborhoods to plant and care for trees. A collaborative effort, Lancaster Tree Tenders is an initiative of the City of Lancaster, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and Lancaster City Alliance.

Why Trees Matter

Trees reduce stormwater pollution, save energy by reducing cooling costs, reduce air pollution, increase biodiversity and beautify neighborhoods. Studies show that trees can reduce crime, increase pedestrian traffic in shopping areas and instill a sense of community pride.

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Sign up for the Save It! Lancaster newsletter for updates about the city’s green infrastructure projects and Lancaster Tree Tenders.
Sign up at SaveItLancaster.org!

Street Trees

Street tree sites are reviewed by the City Arborist for suitability. You will be notified of the outcome of this review and whether funding is available for a free street tree. If funding isn’t available for a free tree, there are two options:

  • Wait until funding is available to have your tree planted.
  • Register and pay for a tree through the City’s Street Tree Program – the cost is approximately $200/tree.

Yard Trees

Yard trees are guaranteed pending availability of stock and funding. Yard trees are only distributed in the Spring and Fall, and you will be notified of distribution approximately one to two weeks prior to the date.

How to Register

  1. Complete the request form.
  2. Select your tree preference (street tree, yard tree, or both!) and species.
  3. An email confirmation will be sent after receipt of your request.
Request Your Tree!
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Contact Lancaster Tree Tenders


Lydia Martin, Green Infrastructure Coordinator
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay