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 100 quality trees FREE! Residents may receive up to two (15 gallon) trees per home. Among the ten approved species are majestic Cedar Elms, Red Oaks, and colorful Redbuds! In order to receive your trees, you will be asked to sign a 2-year "Commitment of Care" contract. Forestry employees will stop by annually to check up on the trees. Once the application has been received and approved, residents will need to pick up their trees at Randol Mill Park (1901 W. Randol Mill Rd.).
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
UPDATE: Please use the information below to contact Jeremy Priest in order to apply/inquire about the L.E.A.F. Program.
UPCOMING L.E.A.F. EVENTS
We will be giving away 200 15-gallon trees on November 5, 2016! Make sure to contact Jeremy Priest and secure your tree today!
If you have any questions regarding the L.E.A.F. Program, please feel free to contact us!
City of Arlington - Forestry Office
Jeremy Priest, City Forester
1924 W. Randol Mill Rd.
Arlington, TX 76012