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Adopt-a-Tree giveaway program back this year with three events

MIAMI (July 22, 2015)

Adopt-a-Tree is back! The first event of the popular tree giveaway program will take place at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 25, at Goodlet Park in Hialeah. Miami-Dade residents eligible to adopt two FREE trees will be able to choose from a variety of tree species including: dahoon holly, longan, mango, mulberry, and orange geiger (while supplies last).

Goodlet Park is located at 4200 West 8 Ave., in Hialeah. More than 2,000 trees will be available for adoption, and experts will be onsite to show participants how to properly plant and care for their new trees. Community service hours are available for students who volunteer to work an Adopt-a-Tree event.

Residents can also get up to two high-efficiency showerheads absolutely free! Residents may bring their current shower heads and trade them for more efficient ones (while supplies last). These “green” opportunities help residents save money on their energy and water costs.

The complete Adopt-a-Tree event schedule for 2015 is as follows:

  • Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m. – noon: Harris Field Park, 1034 NE 8 St., Homestead
  • Sunday, October 4, 9 a.m. – noon: A.D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72 Ave., Miami

The Adopt-a-Tree program was created in 2001 to help increase the tree canopy of Miami-Dade County. Since then, more than 184,000 free trees have been given away within the community. For additional information, including the eligibility requirements, visit the Adopt-a-Tree website or call 305-372-6422. For more information about the showerheads exchange program, call 311.