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Adopt-a-Tree to take place Saturday, November 18

MIAMI (November 14, 2017)

Adopt-a-Tree, the popular free tree give-a-way program, will hold its final event of 2017 at 9 a.m., Saturday, November 18, at Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces' Natural Areas Management Divison, 22200 SW 134 Avenue. Miami-Dade residents are eligible to adopt two free trees and will be able to choose from a variety of tree species, such as sugar apple, mulberry, simpson stopper, and more.

The event is a great opportunity for homeowners to replenishment their tree canopy. Experts will be onsite to show participants how to properly plant and care for their new trees. Community service hours will also be available for students who volunteer to work the Adopt-a-Tree event.

The Adopt-a-Tree program was created in 2001 to help increase the tree canopy of Miami-Dade County. Since then, more than 198,000 free trees have been given away within the community.

For additional information, including the eligibility requirements, visit the Adopt-a-Tree website or call 3-1-1.

Who:
The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources’ Division of Environmental Resources Management
What:
Adopt-a-Tree
When:
November 18, 2017 — 09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where:
Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces' Natural Areas Management Division
22200 SW 134th Avenue
Miami, FL 33170