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Adopt-A-Tree Program

This program offers participants the opportunity to make living donations to the park of their choice, with the tree of their choice. For $750, donors may choose among five beautiful trees and give the gift that keeps on growing.

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.

Community Service Hours

Community service hours are available for students who volunteer to work an Adopt-a-Tree event. If you would like to volunteer, fill out the volunteer form and email it to Sara Hernandez at hernas@miamidade.gov, or fax it to 305-372-6419.

All volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the event.

Eligibility Requirements and Rules

  • Tree quantities are limited at each event and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Residents who may be eligible and are planning to pick up more than four trees (for various properties) at any given event need to call us at 305-372-6784 to make prior arrangements with our staff.
    Participants will be required to present photo identification, i.e. a driver's license with the residential property address indicated on the identification.
  • Other forms of identification containing property address information like a utility bill can be accepted as long as a photo ID is also presented.
  • Participants must own residential property in Miami-Dade County with sufficient room to plant trees.
  • Participants are eligible for 2 free trees per Adopt-a-Tree season (each year), regardless if they adopted in past years.
  • If the participant rents the property, they must have written permission from the property owner to pick up the trees. They must present their identification, along with a photocopy of the property owner's identification AND written authorization from the property owner. The Adopt-a-Tree Program will retain the authorization.
  • Participants picking up trees for a family member who is the property owner must present their identification, along with a photocopy of the property owner's identification AND written authorization from the property owner. Adopt-a-Tree program will retain authorization.
    Participants who have recently purchased a residential property should bring the bill of sale (a.k.a. HUD1), because the purchase transaction may not appear yet in the county’s records.
  • Duplex and Triplex properties have one folio number (as they are on one piece of property); therefore, duplex and triplex (etc.) residential properties will only receive 2 trees (per folio) per year, the same as all other residential properties.
  • Apartment buildings and trailers parks do not qualify for the Adopt-a-Tree Program.
  • In general, condominium owners are not eligible to receive trees. However, if a condo owner obtains written authorization from the Condo Board to plant the tree(s) in a designated common area (defined by a site plan); they may present such authorization and obtain trees. Adopt-a-Tree program will retain authorization.
  • Townhouses (with sufficient room to plant trees) are eligible to receive trees. If a townhouse owner obtains written authorization from their homeowner's association to plant the tree(s) in a designated common area (defined by a site plan); they may present such authorization and obtain trees. Adopt-a-Tree program will retain authorization.

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