Thinking about buying a new tree for your yard? Before you buy, check out one of the City's quarterly tree giveaway events.
Why would the City spend money on providing trees free of charge to residents? It's simple: The more people we have planting trees, the more people we have working to maintain and improve upon our achieved canopy goal of 25.88% canopy coverage.
Fort Lauderdale provides residents with Florida-friendly trees for FREE. The City's quarterly tree giveaway events hand out two trees per resident four times a year.
Note that trees are all 3-gallon nursery stock and range from 2 feet to 4 feet tall. Remember to bring with you to events proof of residency of the City of Fort Lauderdale in the form of a license or a utility bill!
Please also note that trees received through this program are intended to be installed solely on private property, as they are too small to be installed within the right of way (ROW) swale areas. For information on the City's program for planting trees in the ROW swale, see the Adopt-a-Tree program.
Please note that all future Quarterly Tree Giveaways are on hold per COVID 19 social distancing restrictions while new logistical measures are implemented. Additional information concerning resumption of the Quarterly Tree Giveaways will be posted here as it becomes available.
For additional details on the next Upcoming Tree Giveaway Event, please call 954-828-5785 or email the City Urban Forester at email@example.com.
Tree Species availability will be posted here 4-5 days prior to the date of any scheduled quarterly tree giveaway events. Please remember that tree species availability is solely dependent on adequate supply at the time a specific event is scheduled, and that not all previously available trees may be present at all future events.