The Adopt-a-Tree program provides Miami-Dade County (MDC) single-family and duplex homeowners with up to two free trees every year. More than 217,000 trees have been adopted since the program's inception in 2001.
Adopt-a-Tree events returned in 2021 after traditional events were paused during the global pandemic. In 2020, and up to spring of 2021, the Adopt-a-Tree program donated trees to schools, hospitals and through food drives managed by County partners. For summer 2022, there are at least three Adopt-a-Tree events planned.
Our first Adopt-A-Tree event of the season took place on Sunday, June 12 at Miami Dade College North Campus and we thank MDC for hosting such a successful event and the homeowners who turned out to adopt almost 2,000 trees.
The planned schedule for our second and third events is as follows:
- Saturday, July 16 at Florida International University (FIU) main campus (11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199) and
- Saturday, September 24 at the South Dade Cultural Arts Center (10950 SW 211th Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189)
The list of trees available for those events will be provided once pre-registration for those events opens.
Review an educational 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