Making Miami Sweeter & Greener – Free Fruit Trees

In celebration of Arbor Day 2019, the City of Miami is giving away fruit trees to residents on April 13th, 20th, and 27th. “Help make Miami greener & sweeter!”

The Planning Department’s Environmental Resources Division will be hosting fruit tree giveaways in each of the City’s 5 Districts.

City of Miami residents will have an opportunity to receive up to 2 trees per household as part of the City’s Arbor Day festivities. The City will be distributing 1,000 trees between the 5 districts.

City of Miami

Dates & Locations:

  • District 1: Grapeland Park – April 13, 2019: 9-11 am
  • District 2: Armbrister Park – April 27, 2019: 9-11 am
  • District 3: Jose Marti Park – April 20, 2019: 9-11 am
  • District 4: Shenandoah Park – April 20, 2019: 1-3 pm
  • District 5: Hadley Park – April 13, 2019: 1-3 pm

The Details:

  • You MUST be a City of Miami resident. Residents are encouraged to attend the giveaway in their district. Proof of City of Miami residency will be required on the day of the event. Unincorporated Miami-Dade County residents are not eligible to receive a tree.
  • Residents MUST complete the online registration form.
  • Residents MUST bring any of the following as proof of residency:
    • Driver’s License
    • State Issued ID
    • Utility Bill (Cable, Electric, Water)
  • The address provided on the registration form MUST match the address on the proof of residency.
  • Should you register and you live outside of the City of Miami boundaries, your registration will be cancelled. This giveaway is for City of Miami residents ONLY. If you are unsure about whether you live in the City of Miami, please use this link to check your address: http://maps.miamigov.com/miamizoning/
  • Fruit trees types (subject to availability): Mango • Soursop • Papaya • Guava • Lychee
  • Tree quantities for each fruit are limited and will be given away to registrants on a first come first serve basis.
  • A maximum of 2 trees per household.
  • BE SURE TO SELECT HOW MANY TREES YOU WANT. Select 1 ticket for 1 tree and 2 tickets for 2 trees.
  • Should you register for more than 2 trees for your household, your registration will be cancelled.

For more information, please email EnvironmentalRes@miamigov.com or call 305-416-1416.

#ShareATree with the Arbor Day Foundation & NBCUniversal

I love this idea!  #ShareATree on social media and the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with NBCUniversal, will plant 25,000 trees in hurricane-devastated areas of Texas and Florida. (What about Puerto Rico?)

Spread the word to plant trees

There are 4 images to choose from, each with a different fact about the benefits of trees. Share the images on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ShareATree. How easy is that!  Click the image to share a tree:

Trees play a vital role in our everyday lives. From preventing soil erosion to cleaning our water, trees help us all year around. And when they’re destroyed in a natural disaster, it can take a long time for a community to return to normal.

 

The Arbor Day Foundation is working with public and private partners to get millions of trees back in the ground in the wake of hurricane devastation. #ShareATree is part of their larger initiative to plant and distribute 5 million trees over the next five years. These trees will grow, strengthen the environment, and help support the communities as they heal.

 

Please share our message of replanting this holiday season.