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Free trees offered in Miami-Dade giveaway

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. 

Upcoming tree giveaway:

Saturday, May 18 at Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27 Ave. The event is 9 a.m. to noon or until all trees are adopted. Pre-registration required. Click here to register.

Residents who qualify will be able to choose from:

This event also will include a chance to exchange shower heads and light bulbs for more efficient models. You can exchange up to two showerheads and up to three incandescent light bulbs for energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (while supplies last).

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.”

For more information, call 311 or visit the Adopt-a-Tree webpage.

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Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to Miami.com, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL at josiegulliksen.com

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