Tree Give Aways

The City's Sustainability Action Plan promotes increasing tree canopy across the City. While the City continues to expand tree canopy on public lands, the residents of the City are important partners in this effort. Periodically, opportunities are available for residents to receive free trees from the City to plant on their own properties. Learn about current opportunities and see what we've done in the past on this page.

Why plant trees?

  • Trees save energy by reducing ambient temperatures and shading buildings.
  • Trees absorb pollutants from the air, including carbon dioxide.
  • Trees capture rainwater and increase infiltration rates, reducing stormwater related flooding.
  • Trees make your landscaping more water-efficient.
  • Trees raise property values, decrease traffic speeds, and reduce crime.
  • Trees have been shown to reduce stress and increase creativity.
  • Trees, particularly native trees, provide valuable habitat for animals.

Remember that your trees should be maintained properly to be healthy and resilient to storms. Learn more on the Sustainable Tree Maintenance page.

Current Opportunities

October 2020

October 2020 is Tree Month in Boca Raton! Throughout the month of October residents were encouraged to visit the City's newest trees and send in pictures, poems, artwork, or anything else inspired by the trees.

Now the City's Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, would like to thank you by mailing a tree to your house. You can reserve your free tree today at arborday.org/cityofbocaraton [arborday.org].

On this site, you can use the online tool to determine the location in your yard to plant your new free tree for maximum savings on your energy bill. This tool will also estimate the air pollution absorbed, stormwater filtered, and carbon sequestered. In exchange for the free tree, you are expected to plant them in the location mapped in the online tool and provide ongoing care for your tree.

 Your tree will be shipped directly to your house, ready for planting within 2-3 weeks of your order. All at no charge, courtesy of the City of Boca Raton Office of Sustainability and the Arbor Day Foundation.

This tree give away begins October 26th and continues while supplies last or until December 15th. There are 200 available trees, limit one per household. 

Choose from the following trees:

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Past Tree Give Aways

June 2020

In June of 2020 the City of Boca Raton office of Sustainability, Recreation Services Department, and the Beautification Committee hosted a drive through tree give away. The City gave away 200 native and fruit trees at Sand Pine Park. Thank you to Community Greening (communitygreening.org) for providing the trees and running the event.

October 2019

In October 2019 the City of Boca Raton gave away 100 trees at Countess de Hornle Park. With options of native and fruit bearing trees, the give away was very popular with all trees distributed within 40 minutes. Thank you to Community Greening (communitygreening.org) for providing the trees and running the event.