Who wants a free tree? Miami-Dade County is once again offering the freebies as part of Adopt-A-Tree.
The county program provides two trees a year per household during a special event, but you must register in advance because the giveaway is only while supplies last.
This year’s event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at Camp Matecumbe/Boystown Pineland Preserve, 13841 SW 120th St., Miami. The program is being presented by the county’s Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM).
Who’s eligible for Miami-Dade County’s Adopt-a-Tree program?
- Homeowners of a single-family or duplex residential property in Miami-Dade County
- Renters who have permission from the property owner (including a letter of permission and/or a copy of the property owner’s driver’s license)
Other cases may qualify, so residents are asked to review the “Adopt-a-Tree Eligibility and Requirements” section on the website.
Because trees are limited – and are available on a first-come, first-served basis – anyone who’s eligible and interested should register ahead of time by clicking here. Registration is meant to save time and facilitate the process, but organizers warn it “does not guarantee trees or tree preferences when supplies run out.”
Residents who qualify will be able to choose from:
- Sugar apple (annon)
- Simpson Stopper
- Jamaican Caper
- Mexican Alvaradoa
During the event, you may also exchange old shower heads for high-efficiency shower heads and up to three regular light bulbs for compact fluorescent light bulbs. This will also be free while supplies last.
For more information, call 311 or visit the Adopt-a-Tree webpage.
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The Berry Farm reopens for the season
It’s that time of year again where we start to see fall activities pop up around Miami and South Florida.
The Berry Farm in the Redlands reopened to the public for the season on Wednesday, Sept. 1, and will give you all the fall vibes! The farm has been around for decades, but this new upgraded location opened in 2020. There are more than 30 acres of open space including a Strawberry Farm, Sunflower Field, and Corn Maze.
For admission and other information, click here.
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