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For Immediate Release:
October 23, 2012
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Jason Smith

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Commissioner Jean Monestime Helps Deliver More Than One Thousand Trees at 'Adopt-A-Tree' Event


Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, helped hand-out numerous trees to County residents on Sunday, October 21, as part of the Miami-Dade County Adopt-a-Tree event at Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami.

Commissioner Monestime and County staff were joined by 1,100 residents at the County's last Adopt-a-Tree event of the season. More than a thousand trees were adopted at the event. Residents received trees such as Mango, Dahoon Holly, Longan, Mulberry, Orange Geiger and Paradise. As part of the program, Miami-Dade single-family or duplex homeowners are eligible to receive 2 free trees per year, even if they have adopted trees in past years.

Residents also exchanged their old showerheads and standard light bulbs for high-efficiency showerheads and compact fluorescent light bulbs at the event.

"The Adopt-A-Tree program helps homeowners beautify and green their neighborhoods one tree at a time," Commissioner Monestime said.

Since Adopt-a-Tree's inception in 2001, 163,937 trees have been distributed to Miami-Dade County residents, making it one of the most popular community programs in the County.