Rent a Holiday Tree

 

The Gift of ConservationRent a Holiday Tree

Help Save a Tree!

Every year, an estimated 33 million trees are sold for the holidays in the United States. After the festivities, all those trees must be collected for recycling into mulch or compost or go into the landfill. Luckily, Stream Team offers an alternative:  plant the tree after the holidays!

Holiday Trees for Restoration

This holiday season, you can enjoy the beauty and fragrance of a live potted tree in your home! After the holiday, return the tree to Stream Team to be planted at a restoration project.

How does it work? Purchase a live potted tree from Puget Sound Plants for the holiday season (discounted price). Tree orders will be taken beginning December 5th and must be picked up by Thursday, December 22nd. After the holidays, drop the tree off at a designated location by January 5th, 2016.

Trees will be kept in a nursery and cared for until they are planted by Stream Team volunteers later this winter or in the spring. Replanting trees next to streams provides shade that keeps streams cool for salmon and other species of fish and wildlife. You can also help plant the trees.

Thanks for your consideration!

Want to Participate?

Call Puget Sound Plants at 866-816-5080, Monday–Friday, beginning Dec. 5th, 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to place your tree order. Mention that your tree purchase is with the Stream Team Holiday Tree Program. Arrange the pickup day and time when placing your order. Puget Sound Plants is not open on weekends.

Please note: This year’s trees are smaller than the trees in years past. While they are much better for restoration and have a higher survival rate, they do not look as full as a typical holiday tree. These trees are unsheared and more natural looking.

Cost (includes pot):

Lightly sheared Douglas fir: $35

4 foot non-sheared Douglas fir: $20

Trees weigh between 60-90 lbs. Care instructions will be provided.

Pick Up

Puget Sound Plants is located at 3147 46th Ave NE, near South Bay and Shincke Roads. Please pick up the tree at the prearranged time and day.

This limited offer ends soon.
Please place orders starting December 5th and pick up your tree by December 22nd.

Returning Your Tree

After the holidays, you can plant your tree (instructions included) or you can choose between these locations to drop off your tree:
Trees must be moved outdoors as soon as possible and no later than January 2nd.

Lacey City Hall, 420 College St SE
Jan. 3rd 4-6:30 p.m.

City of Olympia Nursery, 830 Union Ave SE
Alley access behind Chevron
Assisted drop off: December 29th and January 5th 7-9:30 a.m.

You can also plant your tree at one of our MLK Day events. Olympia’s MLK Day event will be held on Saturday, January 14th at Priest Point Park from 10 am – 12 pm. Lacey’s MLK Day event will be held on Monday, January 16th from 10 am – 12 pm. We will be planting holiday trees, removing invasive species, and doing maintenance work on last year’s holiday trees.

For more information contact Michelle Stevie at mstevie@ci.olympia.wa.us