Stretch Your Limbs with Adopt-A-Tree

By: City of Tallahassee Email
By: City of Tallahassee Email

News Release: City of Tallahassee

To help ensure the Capital City's well-known canopy of trees remains intact, the City of Tallahassee is once again offering free trees to eligible homeowners within the city limits. 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

To receive trees from the City, a citizen must adhere to the following guidelines:

-live inside the city limits;
-plant tree(s) in your front yard on City right-of-way (usually within 15’ of curb or roadside);
-receive a maximum of two trees per address per year;
-accept responsibility for locating trees in areas free from non-municipal infrastructure, such as invisible fencing, irrigation systems, outdoor lighting, etc.

Personnel from the Public Works Department’s landscape unit will meet with qualifying homeowners to assist with tree selection and location for planting. City crews will also locate municipal underground utility lines prior to planting. Trees available this year include:

  • Red Oak

  • Ironwood

  • Tulip Poplar

Details on each are included on the website, and tree planting will begin in January. Trees are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To adopt a tree from the City, simply visit and complete the online application. Citizens may also call the City’s Public Works Operations Division at 891-5300 to adopt a tree.

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