The Adopt-a-Tree program provides Miami-Dade County single-family and duplex homeowners with up to two free trees every year. Almost 225,500 trees have been adopted since the program's inception in 2001.

The 2023 Adopt-a-Tree season kicks off on Sunday, June 4, at Miami Dade College North Campus (11380 NW 27th Ave., Building #9) from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Pre-register today for the June 4 event to select tree preferences, verify eligibility, and save time. Trees are still on a first-come, first-served basis, and while saving significant time, pre-registration does not guarantee trees or tree preferences as tree inventories are depleted. 

The tree selection for the June 4 event includes the following:

Marlberry was previously advertised for the June 4th event. However, due to the lack of commercial availability, Marlberry will not be available for adoption. Florida Keys Blackbead and Krug’s Holly have been added to the available selection.

Review this video to find the right spot on your property for planting your new trees.

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Pre-registration is now open for the June 4th event only.

The second Adopt-a-Tree event will take place on Saturday, July 15, at Florida International University’s (FIU) Modesto A. Maidique Campus located at 11200 SW 8th Street. Pre-registration for this event will open in late June.

Tree selection for July 15 includes the following:

The third and final event for the 2023 Adopt-a-Tree season will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center located at 10950 SW 211 Street. Pre-registration for this event will open in August.

Tree selection for Sept. 23 includes the following:

We look forward to your participation in our 2023 Adopt-a-Tree season! To save time, please pre-register online to verify eligibility and bring your pre-registration number to the event. 

Planting a tree provides many benefits:

  • Reduces air-conditioning costs by providing shade
  • Improves a home's appearance, which can help to increase a property's real estate value
  • Provides a natural habitat for wildlife
  • Reduces flooding by absorbing excess rainwater and increasing infiltration
  • Removes significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the air, which reduces the impact on climate change