Thank you for contributing to Boise's character as the "City of Trees" by planting trees on the public right-of-way adjacent to your property. This may be for new trees or replacements for trees being removed. In order to accommodate different requests, you have 3 options available for tree planting on the right-of-way. Information about many tree species found in Boise is available in our Tree Selection Guide.
Cunningham Nursery Planting Program
In this program, trees are planted from the Laura Moore Cunningham Memorial Arboretum during regularly scheduled fall and spring sessions. The charge for the tree, installation,and a one year warranty ranges from $105 to $210 per tree depending on the size of tree you choose (sizes range 1½" to 2½" in caliper). This program allows you to choose a species and size of tree from a list of available trees in the nursery.
ReLeaf is our annual planting program where volunteers help us plant trees. The planting of trees under this program is scheduled in April each year. The number of trees available each year is limited, but there is no charge for them. The trees are 1¼" in caliper and we will choose an appropriate species for your site.
If you wish to plant the tree(s) yourself, or hire a local nursery professional, you must first obtain a permit for planting from our office to insure compliance with city ordinance regarding tree species and specific planting locations.
Permits are free of charge and should be obtained at least one week prior to planting. The cost of the tree and installation is your expense.
By agreeing to have a tree(s) planted on the public right-of-way adjacent to your property, you are also agreeing to provide the necessary day to day care of the tree. Such care includes regular watering, pest control, and pruning by a tree service licensed with the City. Tree-lined streets contribute to your property and to the quality of life in Boise in many positive ways. Your assistance in planting and maintaining city-owned trees is very much appreciated!