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

MIAMI (July 05, 2017)

Adopt-a-Tree is back! The first free tree giveaway event will take place at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 8, at Harris Field Pavilion in Homestead. Miami-Dade residents eligible to adopt two free trees will be able to choose from a variety of tree species that including mango, soursop, orange geiger, pigeon plum, and Krug’s holly (while supplies last).

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 bring their current shower heads and three of their most heavily used regular light bulbs and trade them for more efficient ones (while supplies last). These “green” opportunities help residents save money on their energy and water costs.

The Adopt-a-Tree program was created in 2001 to help increase the tree canopy of Miami-Dade County. Since then, more than 195,000 free trees have been given away within the community.

For additional information, including the eligibility requirements, visit the Adopt-a-Tree website or call 305-372-6568. For more information about the showerheads exchange program, call 3-1-1.

Who:
The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources’ Division of Environmental Resources Management
What:
Adopt-a-Tree
When:
July 08, 2017 — 09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where:
Harris Field Pavilion, 1034 NE 8 Street, Homestead