** At this time, Orange County has suspended the Adopt A Tree Program**
Please contact the Adopt-a-Tree program coordinator at the UF/IFAS Extension Service in Orange County: (407) 254-9200.
Once again the Orange County /UF-IFAS Cooperative Extension Service
will host monthly Adopt A Tree
events. This is a free program for Orange County residents that is designed to encourage planting trees for the numerous benefits that they provide. In addition to the obvious long-term benefit of shade, the beauty of trees has the added benefit of increasing property value. Trees also provide oxygen and filter pollution to better the environment.
Orange County will offer a monthly, Saturday morning Adopt-A-Tree event at Orlando area parks. The events will begin at 8:00 am and continue until all the trees are gone. So arrive early to ensure that trees are still available and for the best selection.
To participate in the event, Orange County residents will need to register when you arrive and provide proof of Orange County residency (driver’s license, photo I.D., or utility bill). It is not necessary to pre-register for the event. Trees will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
The types of trees to be distributed may include Live Oak, Sand Live Oak, Southern Magnolia, Bald Cypress and Red Maple, depending on availability. In addition to trees, you will also receive an information sheet on hot to plant and care for your new trees. To help you out with all your landscape questions, there will also be Orange County Master Gardener volunteers available during the events.
The adoptions are limited to two trees per household only one time during the program. Trees may only be planted on private property of Orange County residents. They may not be planted in right-of-ways or in retention pond areas, nor are they to be used to enhance common area property of HOAs or developments.
Contact the Adopt-a-Tree program coordinator at the UF/IFAS Extension Service in Orange County: (407) 254-9200.