You’ve heard of ‘adopting’ a street or a highway. You feel a sense of pride knowing you have ownership over a road, or like the fact that you helped make a strong contribution to society! Now, we are able to do that with trees. We can actually adopt a tree in Miami!
Trees, are essentially amazing to the environment. They provide oxygen, shade, nutrients, and possess many more important qualities. They also reduce flooding, and clear out carbon dioxide floating in the air.
The Adopt a Tree program started in 2001, and has almost 185,000 adopted trees all over Miami-Dade County. Most of the adopted trees are shade trees, in order to enhance Florida’s urban areas.
This year, the program returns with three events, in July, August, and October.
The first event starting July 25, is right around the corner,
Adopting a tree is quite simple, and FREE. If you live in the Miami-Dade community, and are a single-family or own a duplex, you’re already able to adopt up to 2 free trees.
If you want to plant trees in the public right-of-way, you must first complete an Adopt-a-Tree Program application. This application is thorough and covers all topics from:
1-Species of tree
2- Safety distances
3- Sketch showing future location of tree
Now, it may seem like much work, however, think of the sense of belonging to such a program that offers a great cause. Unfortunately, we lose so many of our trees due to disease, new construction, or because they pose a threat to nearby targets. For this reason, as a community, it is our responsibility to plant new ones.
However, your choices on which species of tree are a tad varied, depending on where you plan to ultimately plant said tree. Quality of tree’s are limited, so try to arrive early as it is on a first come, first serve basis.
Below are event details. And of course, if you need help planting that tree, please call our Miami tree service company, B&G Trees Miami at 305-370-8176.
All events will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, come rain or shine.
Saturday, July 25
4200 West 8 Avenue, Hialeah
Tree species available:
Saturday, August 29
Harris Field Pavilion
1034 NE 8 Street, Homestead
Sunday, October 4
A.D. Barnes Park
3401 SW 72 Avenue, Miami
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-372-6784.