The Adopt-a-Tree program provides Miami-Dade single-family or duplex homeowners with two free trees every year. The event takes place at Homestead Harris Field on Saturday, July 14 from 9am to noon. Trees to be given away include Longan, Jaboticaba, Mulberry, Jamaican Caper, Bahama Strongbark and Dahoon Holly.
Since the Adopt-a-Tree Program started in 2001, more than 202,707 trees have been adopted.
Remember to get there early. Tree quantities are limited and will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.
Trees reduce air-conditioning costs by providing shade, while a good landscape improves a home’s appearance which can help increase a property’s real estate value and reduce flooding by absorbing excess rain water. They also help to remove significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the air which is considered to be a leading factor affecting climate change.