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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-372-6784.