In a continued effort to support Tampa’s urban tree canopy, the City of Tampa is excited to host the 2nd annual Mayor Jane’s Tree Giveaway tomorrow, distributing 1,000 free trees to community residents.
Tampa residents will receive up to two free trees during Mayor Jane’s Tree Giveaway, taking place on Saturday, May 6 from 8 - 11 a.m. Residents can choose between six tree species (each is a three-gallon tree) while supplies last.
Recently, Mayor Jane Castor announced new tree initiatives, including planting 30,000 trees by 2030.
“I am so excited to welcome back this event for another year,” said Mayor Jane Castor. “These trees not only will add to the beauty of our neighborhoods, but also provide vital benefits like cleaner air, cooler temperatures, and resources for our environment. By taking home a tree, you are becoming a steward of our city’s green infrastructure, helping create a greener future for us all.”
Pre-registration is now closed. There will be limited day of registration slots open on-site.
Residents must live within City of Tampa limits to be eligible for up to two free trees per household; and must be prepared to show proof of residency.
Residents must also come prepared to safely transport a 5-8 feet tall tree in their vehicles. Staff will be on-site to help load the trees. Residents are asked to arrive prepared with a blanket covering the bed of their car/truck where the tree will be loaded.
NATIVE TREE SPECIES
- Red Maple - Mature spread: 25 to 35 feet | Mature height: 60 to 75 feet
- Green Buttonwood - Mature spread: 20 to 30 feet | Mature height: 30 to 45 feet
- Red Cedar – Mature spread: 20 to 30 feet | Mature height: 25 to 45 feet
- Live Oak - Mature spread: 60 to 100 feet | Mature height: 40 to 80 feet
- Sweet Gum - Mature spread: 40 to 50 feet | Mature height - 60 to 75 feet
- Sweetbay Magnolia – Mature spread: 15 to 25 feet | Mature height: 40 to 50 feet
Tree species will be available while supplies last and residents will choose their tree species on-site.
This event is hosted by the City of Tampa's Parks & Recreation Department and the City's office of Sustainability & Resilience. This initiative is powered by Mayor Jane Castor's Transforming Tampa's Tomorrow vision.