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Adopt-a-Tree goes to Homestead on August 29

MIAMI (August 21, 2015)

The second Adopt-a-Tree event will take place at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 29, at Harris Field Park in Homestead. Miami-Dade residents eligible to adopt two FREE trees will be able to choose from a variety of species including: carambola, green buttonwood, longan, mango, mulberry, pigeon plum, and sapodilla (while supplies last).

Harris Field Park is located at 1034 NE 8 St. 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.

After the Homestead Adopt-a-Tree, there will be one more event this year:

  • 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 305-372-6784. For more information about the showerheads exchange program, call 311.