CITY OF TALLAHASSEE NEWS RELEASE:
The City of Tallahassee once again is offering free trees to eligible homeowners within the city limits. To help ensure our well-known canopy of trees remains intact, residents can apply to receive one or two trees through the City's popular Adopt-A-Tree program. Applications and tree adoption information are available online at the City's Talgov.com website.
To receive trees from the City, a citizen must adhere to the following guidelines:
live inside the city limits
receive a maximum of two trees per address
tree(s) must be planted on City right-of-way (usually within 15' of curb or edge of street pavement)
location(s) for planting must be clearly marked by a stake or flag
homeowner is responsible for locating trees in areas free from non-municipal yard infrastructure (i.e., sprinkler systems or other irrigation, invisible fences, etc.)
City crews will locate municipal utility lines prior to planting
homeowner agrees to keep tree(s) watered for one year
Trees available this year include Red Oak and Fringe Tree. Details on each are included on the website, and tree planting will begin in early February. Trees will be planted within several weeks of the application being received.
To adopt a tree from the City, simply visit Talgov.com and complete the online application. Citizens may also call the City's Public Works Operations Division at 891-5676 to adopt a tree.