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For Immediate Release:
October 18, 2012
Media Contact:
Stephen R. Thompson


Miami-Dade County will give free trees to the community through its popular Adopt-a-Tree Program

(MIAMI, October 18, 2012) - Miami-Dade home owners have another opportunity to get two free trees courtesy of the Adopt-a-Tree program.  The second and final tree give-away event of the 2012 season will take place at the at the Miami Dade College/North Campus 11380 NW 27th Avenue, on Sunday, October 21st from 9:00 am to 11am.  Residents eligible to adopt FREE trees will be able to choose from a variety of tree species such as Mango, Paradise Tree, Orange Geiger, Longan, Dahoon Holly, and Mulberry.  Approximately 3,000 FREE trees will be available for adoption at this event, and experts will also be onsite to show participants how to properly plant and care for their new trees.  Trees will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis - while supplies last. 

Also at this event, the Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department and the Miami-Dade County Office of Sustainability will be providing compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and high efficiency showerheads to the residents who bring to the event their old showerheads and/or their most heavily used regular light bulbs (while supplies last).  Residents will also have the opportunity to recycle at this event their old electronics such as cell phones, faxes, computers, keyboards, printers, calculators, TV’s, DVD players and VCR’s.  All they need to do is bring these items to the event for recycling courtesy of Electronic Recycling Center (ERC).

The Adopt-a-Tree program was created in 2001 to help increase the tree canopy of Miami-Dade County.  Since then more than 165,000 free trees have been given away to the community.  This program is managed by the County’s Division of Environmental Resources Management.  For additional information, visit or call 305-372-6784.  For more information about the light bulbs and showerheads exchange programs, please call 311. 

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It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, materials or other ADA accommodations, please call 305-372-6784.

Miami-Dade County Division of Environmental Resources Management.
Free trees give away for the community through the Adopt-a-Tree program.
October 21, 2012, 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Miami Dade College/North Campus 11380 NW 27th Avenue – Look for Building 400 on Kennedy Drive.