"Planting trees helps us create a cooler and greener future for the City Beautiful. Trees planted in the right place can also help maximize shade and increase your energy savings." - City of Orlando
Under the One Tree, One Person program, the City of Orlando has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation, Orlando Utilities Commission and the Florida Forest Service, to increase Orlando’s urban tree canopy to 40 percent by providing city residents with free trees for their private yards.
"If every resident planted a tree in the City of Orlando, our tree canopy would increase from 25 percent to 40 percent? That’s like taking nearly 40,000 cars off the road."
This program is available to residents who live within the city limits of Orlando. You can check your eligibility here: Orlando Information Locator
Currently, four species of canopy and understory trees are being offered: Persimmon, Tea Olive, Chinese Pistache and Dahoon Holly.
You can get your free tree here and find the best place to plant it in your yard.
Check out the City of Orlando's website to learn more about planting, care and maintenance of trees in Orlando.