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For Immediate Release:
July 26, 2013
Media Contact:
Luis Espinoza

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

(MIAMI, July 26, 2013) -  Miami-Dade homeowners have another opportunity to get two free trees courtesy of the Adopt-a-Tree program.  The second FREE trees event of the 2013 season will take place at the at the Homestead Harris Field located at 1034 NE 8th Street (Turnpike Exit #2), this Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 9:00 am till noon.  Residents eligible to adopt FREE trees will be able to choose from a variety of tree species such as Mango, Sugar Apple, Paradise Tree, Inkwood, and Mulberry.  Approximately 2,700 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 energy-efficient CFL bulbs 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).

The Adopt-a-Tree program was created in 2001 to help increase the tree canopy of Miami-Dade County.  Since then more than 169,000 free trees have been given away to the community.  This program is managed by the Miami-Dade County Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM).  For additional information, visit or call 305-372-6784.  For more information about the light bulbs and showerheads exchange programs, please call 311.

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 (DERM)
Free trees give away for the community through the Adopt-a-Tree program
July 27, 2013, 09:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Homestead Harris Field located at 1034 NE 8th Street (Turnpike Exit #2)