LET'S ENHANCE ARLINGTON'S FOREST (L.E.A.F.)
The City of Arlington has been a part of Tree City, USA for over ten years now. Help us continue the tradition!
Trees are a recognized benefit to our environment and quality of life and have proven to have a direct economic enhancement to property. The L.E.A.F. program aims to increase the canopy cover in Arlington by offering trees for neighborhoods, homeowners, and businesses to plant. Planting trees through L.E.A.F. is advantageous for everyone involved: you, your neighborhood, the city, and particulary, the environment.
By providing shade for your home, trees can reduce your energy usage and air conditioning costs. Trees can also break the force of winds during winter months which result in lower heating costs. By landscaping with trees, you can reduce lawn space and the need for power mowing. Trees can help you save money and add comfort. Planting trees in your neighborhood will increase value, aesthetics, and contribute to a more livable community.
Environmental benefits include less air pollution and improved water quality. Trees are able to absorb solar radiation and provide naturally air conditioning. They also decrease heat islands and storm water drain off.
Through the L.E.A.F. program, neighborhoods can receive up to 10 quality trees free! Residents may receive up to two trees per home. Businesses are also eligible for 2-10 free trees. For 2017, you will be required to complete an application in order to be able to receive trees at the event. Once your application has been received and approved, a confirmation email with your species selections will be sent prior to the event. Residents will then need to pick up their trees at Randol Mill Park (1901 W. Randol Mill Rd).
We encourage you to become environmentally responsible and take part in this exciting program. Volunteer to plant trees and reinvigorate our neighborhood!
L.E.A.F. PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIAL
"The LEAF program in Arlington has enabled those of us living at Arlington Downs Townhomes on Westview Terrace to improve the beauty of our property. We have been able to plant native trees that the City provided us. The LEAF program in Arlington is one of the greatest programs going for keeping Arlington green." - Faye "I am so thankful our neighborhood has the opportunity to apply to participate in the LEAF Program. My family lives in an area of the city that needs revitalizing, and planting quality trees will certainly improve our street's appearance. It was a pleasure to go door-to-door and present the LEAF Program to my neighbors. Several families were excited at the idea of planting shade trees while others were happy at the thought of receiving free trees to replace old, damaged trees they've had to remove. In the process of signing up interested homeowners I met several new neighbors and feel that a sense of community was fostered. Thank you for enabling the citizens of Rosewood Lane to improve the appearance of their individual properties and the neighborhood as a whole." - Elaine Parsley, Rosewood Lane
UPCOMING L.E.A.F. EVENTS
We are excited to announce an upcoming LEAF Tree Giveaway for 2017. Preregistration will be required in order to receive free L.E.A.F. tree(s); "walk ups" will NOT be allowed for the November 4th event. There are 12 species to choose from and we will have about 200 trees available for this giveaway.
Not sure which tree would be best for you? Use our Tree Selection Guide and find a tree that best fits your yard's conditions.
The pickup time for those who preregister will be November 4 between 9 AM - 11 AM at Randol Mill Park (1901 W Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 76012).
Please use the information below to contact Jeremy Priest in order to apply/inquire about the L.E.A.F. Program.
City of Arlington - Forestry Office
Jeremy Priest, City Forester
1924 W. Randol Mill Rd.
Arlington, TX 76012