Adopt-a-Tree

The Adopt-a-Tree program provides Miami-Dade County single-family and duplex homeowners with up to two free trees every year. Almost 242,039 trees have been adopted since the program's inception in 2001.

The first Adopt-A-Tree event of the season took place on Saturday, May 18 at Miami Dade College North Campus, and we thank the college for hosting such a successful event and the homeowners who turned out to adopt 2,100 trees. The trees that were offered in this event were: Grafted Carambola, Jamaican Caper, Krug's Holly, Mexican Alvaradoa, Red Mulberry, Soursop, White Stopper, Cinnecord and Florida Fiddler.

Our second Adopt-A-Tree event of the season will take place on Saturday, July 20 at the City of Homestead’s Harris Field Park located at 1034 NE 8th St., Homestead, FL 33030. Pre-registration for this event will open in mid-June. For the July 20 event, the planned tree selection includes: Barbados Cherry, Black Ironwood, Crabwood, Dahoon Holly, Grafted Mango, Green Buttonwood and Soursop.

The logistics of the last event of the 2024 Adopt-a-Tree season are being finalized. The event will take place in the central part of Miami-Dade County, on a Sunday in Sept./Oct. Pre-registration for this event will open in August and the planned tree selection includes: Firebush, Grafted Carambola, Grafted Mango, Locustberry, Longan, Spanish Stopper and Yellow Necklacepod.

We look forward to your participation in our 2024 Adopt-a-Tree season! To save time, please pre-register online to verify eligibility and bring your pre-registration number to the event.

Watch this video to find the right spot on your property for planting your new trees.

Planting a tree provides many benefits:

  • Reduces air-conditioning costs by providing shade
  • Improves a home's appearance, which can help to increase a property's real estate value
  • Provides a natural habitat for wildlife
  • Reduces flooding by absorbing excess rainwater and increasing infiltration
  • Removes significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the air, which reduces the impact on climate change

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