Green Columbus often collaborates with community partners to purchase and distribute free seedlings to Central Ohio residents. These opportunities occur on a rolling basis, and availability is limited.

As part of our Tree Stewardship Program (and with a big help from a grant from AC Trees), Green Columbus was able to partner with community organizations in Columbus’ Hilltop neighborhood in 2019 to give away over one hundred free trees to people living in Columbus. As of summer 2019, all trees have been distributed.

To qualify to receive a free tree(s), recipients must agree to:

  • Plant the tree within City of Columbus limits;

  • Keep the tree properly watered and maintained;

  • Plant your tree in the ground of your yard or community garden and NOT along streets or in city parks.


  • One tree per address.

  • Providing invalid or incomplete data will void your registration.

  • Event details are subject to change. Always check this website before attending an event.

Please note: We will send you a final confirmation email typically the day before the event.