200 Trees Distributed in our Community
The City of Tampa is partnering with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, The Arbor Day Foundation, and State Farm to hold a Fruit and Canopy Tree Giveaway at Fair Oaks Park on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
There will be more than 200 trees available for the community while supplies last, which will leave everlasting impacts.
“Trees are a valuable resource that puts nature into our daily lives," Mayor Jane Castor said. "They add beauty to our neighborhoods, provide shade, and bring people together. The trees we plant today will continue to grow with our city, sowing the seeds of a greener future for generations to come.”
While many of the trees have already been claimed, residents can make a reservation for the remaining trees through Event Brite.
Tampa Parks and Recreation is currently hosting multiple tree initiatives to enhance community green spaces.
The City of Tampa has been called a 'world leader for trees' because of its thriving urban tree canopy. According to an MIT Treepedia study, the City of Tampa has the #1 highest ‘Green View Index’ (at 36.1 percent) compared to other major cities around the globe.
About the City of Tampa Parks & Recreation
Tampa Parks & Recreation is an NRPA Gold Medal recipient and CAPRA-accredited agency with a mission to provide and preserve quality parks and recreation opportunities for all. With almost 400,000 residents, Tampa is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation that strives to protect the natural environment while creatively using resources to meet the growing needs of our community. Operating in a highly urbanized environment, we are dedicated to offering safe community green spaces that are conveniently accessible to all residents. With continued support from trusted partners and local community participation, we look forward to continuing to offer new, fun, and educational recreation and environmental stewardship opportunities throughout our community.
About Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful‘s mission is to promote a culture of environmental stewardship through volunteer and educational opportunities. Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful provides a unique experience for individuals to make an impact in the Tampa Bay community by offering a variety of service projects to work with groups of all ages and combine education with service to create a cohesive community effort for change.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than 1 million members, supporters, and valued partners. Since 1972, almost 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities, and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to lead toward a world where trees are used to solve issues critical to survival.
As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners, and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing, and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
About State Farm
Like a good neighbor. State Farm’s business is built on a promise. Sustainability plays a major role in how State Farm stays true to its word. To help create a better future for everyone, State Farm is dedicated to building a more sustainable future through three imperatives to encourage employees and help make a lasting change. State Farm Promotes community resiliency by advocating for resilient and sustainable communities, helping customers manage disasters/severe weather, and collaborating and building more resilient communities. State Farm Supports sustainable operations by being responsible with natural resources, using renewable energy resources, and when possible, modeling sustainability and helping inspire others to act. State Farms promotes sustainable practices by building support in their industry and communities and helping customers to be responsible with natural resources.