Project Shade Tree
Celebrate Arbor Day with the City of Boca Raton
Project Shade Tree makes the City a little more beautiful every April
The City's Beautification Committee is dedicated to making the City a little more beautiful and a little more sustainable. Each year in April they partner with a local tree nursery to offer high quality trees to City of Boca Raton residents at a reduced cost. Each year pick from a native or a flowering tree (selection subject to availability) and have it installed or plant it yourself. Don't forget to follow our Sustainable Tree Maintenance guidelines to make sure the tree grown big, healthy, and resilient in the right place for your home.
Check back in early April for dates, species, and details.
Arbor Day 2019 was April 26th!
The City of Boca Raton Beautification Committee sponsored their annual Project Shade Tree to commemorate National Arbor Day in April 2019.
Trees offered in 2019
Queen's Crepe Myrtle - Lagerstroemia speciosa
This lovely flowering shade tree is not native to the U.S. It is a large tree with height of 40-60 feet and spread of 30-40 feet. This is a large tree requiring no overhead obstructions and is not salt tolerant. Learn more about this tree on the University of Florida's IFAS page.
Japanese Blueberry - Elaeocarpus decipiens
This 15 to 20 foot tall slow growing tree is ideal as either a small shade tree or as a hedge material with approximately 5 foot spacing. Japanese Blueberry is a cold resistant tree that can be shaped as desired or left full grown. Learn more about this tree on the University of Florida's IFAS page.
Alternative trees that may be offered are Neem and Allspice.
Check out our Sustainable Tree Maintenance page to learn more about pruning and care of trees.