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Free Trees for Orange County Residents

There will be free trees for Orange County residents, while supplies last, on Saturday, May 18th at Downey Park.

The event will take place from 8am to 12pm, while supplies last. There is a limit of two trees per household.

Adopt-a-Tree events seek to give Orange County residents an opportunity to expand their landscape by giving away, or adopting, trees. According to officials, trees in the landscape serve several functions, including carbon sequestration, providing habitat for wildlife, providing shading that can potentially reduce home cooling costs, and possibly raising property values.

This event will take place at Downey Park, 10107 Flowers Ave, Orlando, FL 32825.

Adopt-a-Tree takes place about six times a year and is located at a different Orange County park every time. The Adopt-a-Tree events are staffed by the Master Gardener Volunteers who can help you pick a species of tree if you are unsure. They can also give planting suggestions for a greater chance of establishment.

There are a few rules for “adopting” trees:

  1. Trees are given out on a first come, first serve basis.
  2. You must provide proof of Orange County residency (drivers license, photo ID, utility bill).
  3. You may receive only two trees per household per year.
  4. Trees may only be planted on private property of Orange County residents.
  5. Trees may not be planted in right-of-ways, retention pond areas, or used to enhance common area property of HOAs or developments.

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