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Free Tree Giveaway Saturday, June 22
NE Third Avenue Next to Wimberly Field
The City’s will hold a free summer Tree Giveaway emphasizing native trees & shrubs and Florida-friendly landscaping beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at the southwest corner of Wimberly Field (near the outdoor hockey rink).
Florida-friendly landscapes protect Florida’s unique natural resources by conserving water, reducing waste and pollution, creating wildlife habitat, and preventing erosion.
Included in the summer tree selection are a wide variety of trees and shrubs. Small, medium and large sizes will be available. Information will be provided on the proper placement (“right tree in right place”) and planting of trees, as well as watering and maintenance tips.
The available trees proven to be “Florida Friendly” and more resistant to strong winds will include native species such as Florida Slash Pine, Gumbo Limbo and Dahoon Holly. Several species of native flowering trees are also available, including Orange Geiger and Jamaican Caper. The summer tree selection also includes Florida-friendly fruit trees (Mango and Lychee) and native shrubs (Beautyberry, Walter’s Viburnum, Firebush and Milkweed).
Each City household or business (proof required) will be allowed up to 3 free trees per property. Plan to arrive early to ensure the best selection – the supply of free trees usually runs out before noon.
To ensure that this opportunity is available to all residents, Oakland Park offers a Tree Assistance Program through the City’s Community Volunteer Corps to aid residents who require special assistance in the delivery and planting of trees.
For more information on the Free Tree Giveaway, please call City Horticulturist Lyzabeth Fiore at 954-630-4420. For Tree Assistance Program requests or if you would like to volunteer with this event, please contact the Volunteer Services Manager Bruce Garrison at 954-630-4502.