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For Immediate Release:
June 05, 2014
Media Contact:
Ingrid Gonzalez
ingridg@miamidade.gov
305-375-5511

Commissioner Zapata invites residents to Adopt a Tree on June 14


MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata, District 11, is inviting residents to beautify their homes and help the environment by planting trees in their yards – with help from the County’s Adopt a Tree program.

Commissioner Zapata is teaming up with The Home Depot, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces to present a tree adoption event on Saturday June 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, 3601 SW 147th Ave., Miami, FL 33185.

Homeowners can pick up as many as two FREE non-citrus fruit or ornamental shade trees at the event while supplies last. A landscaping class will also be provided by County landscape architect Michael Houle.

“I encourage residents to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance the appearance of their homes with a beautiful fruit or shade tree,” Commissioner Zapata said. “Apart from their aesthetic value, trees reduce air-conditioning costs by providing shade and help the environment by absorbing greenhouse gases that would otherwise contribute to global warming.”

Adopt a Tree participants must bring a photo ID and own residential property in Miami-Dade County with sufficient room to plant trees. For complete rules and guidelines, visit www.miamidade.gov/environment/adopt-a-tree.asp, email adoptatree@miamidade.gov or call 305-372-6784.

 

Who:
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata The Home Depot Miami-Dade County Public Schools Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
What:
Adopt a Tree event
When:
June 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Where:
G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, 3601 SW 147th Ave., Miami, FL 33185