LADWP offers free shade trees to City Residents—visit the website at for more details. This was copied from the website:

FREE Residential Shade Trees

LADWP has made it simple for Los Angeles City residents to receive FREE shade trees through the Trees for a Green LA program (TFGLA). Follow these simple steps to enjoy the benefits of cool natural shade, energy efficiency, and clean air:

1. Participate in an online or neighborhood workshop
2. Submit your completed tree order and site plan
3. LADWP will deliver the trees to your home; you then plant and care for them.

Note: You must be an electric customer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to receive free trees.

Workshop Options

To receive your FREE trees, you must first learn how to properly plan for, plant, and protect your new trees through one of our workshops. You may either complete the workshop online or personally attend a workshop located close to your neighborhood. Please select an option below:

Online Workshop
(Approximately 20 minutes) Neighborhood Workshop
(1 hour presentation/assistance)

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call 1-800-GreenLA (800-473-3652) and select Trees for a Green LA or email LADWP at