To show the City of Arlington's commitment to our urban forest, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9 AM to Noon, the Forestry and Beautification Division will host a tree giveaway at Randol Mill Park (1901 W. Randol Mill Rd.). L.E.A.F. (Let's Enhance Arlington's Forests) provides trees, free of charge, to the community to be planted at homes, businesses, and neighborhoods in Arlington.
Planting trees can reduce home energy usage and air conditioning costs. Trees can also break the force of winds during winter months which result in lower heating costs. Trees can help you save money and improve your home's value. Planting trees in your neighborhood will increase value, aesthetics, and contribute to a more livable community.
Businesses in Arlington are also eligible to receive free trees. Commercial areas are often the places where planting trees most benefits our community: trees provide shade to people and vehicles, storm water runoff protection to paved areas, and a beautiful urban forest along the busiest roadways. The result is that many customers appreciate the effort to plant trees, are more willing to visit those stores, and stay for longer durations.
Environmental benefits include less air pollution and improved water quality. Trees are able to absorb solar radiation and provide natural air conditioning. They also decrease heat islands and storm water runoff.
Participants may receive up to two trees per home or business. At this Spring Event we will have 200 trees of 5-gallon size available on a first come, first serve basis. The species we intend to have available will include cedar elm, redbud, and bur oak.
In order to receive trees, participants must agree to the rules of the programs, which includes a 2 year commitment to care for their tree(s). Forestry employees or volunteers will stop by annually to check up on the trees. We also ask that participants return the tree containers within 2 weeks after planting.
For additional information about the L.E.A.F. Program or this event contact:
City of Arlington - Forestry Office
Jeremy Priest, City Forester
1924 W. Randol Mill Rd.
Arlington, TX 76012
We encourage you to take part in this exciting program and enhance our urban forest!
A big thanks to Oncor for donating a number of trees to be given away.
For interested individuals, the Forestry and Beautification Division has volunteer opportunities available to help improve the urban forest in Arlington's public spaces. For a full list of our programs, please contact Jeremy Priest.