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City of Tampa Community Tree Planting Initiative

City of Tampa Community Tree Planting Initiative: 
Fostering Green Growth & Building Community Together

The City of Tampa is committed to planting 30,000 trees by 2030 to grow our tree canopy and ensure that all residents have access to shady green spaces and all the benefits trees offer. Our goal is to help every neighborhood and resident have the opportunity to enjoy trees. This program provides free trees and technical resources to help plant trees in your neighborhood.
 
Looking to help plant trees in your community?

With support from resident property owners, businesses, neighborhood associations, volunteers and non-profits, the City of Tampa Community Tree Planting Initiative is mobilizing several city departments in partnership with the City of Tampa Americorps Green Team to help plant trees on both public and private property. The program will provide trees, expertise, and guidance to community partners to bring the benefits of trees to their neighborhoods, all free of charge. We invite and encourage all communities within the City of Tampa to join us by participating in the City of Tampa Community Tree Planting Initiative! 

What is Required?

  • Residents/Organizations must be located within the City of Tampa – see map for details. 
  • Complete the Tree Planting Request Form. This will allow us to contact you to gather more information, determine feasibility and coordinate logistics. 
  • Commit to accepting a minimum of 10 trees for your property or neighborhood group.
  • Each site must provide a minimum of 4 volunteers for every 10 trees being planted. This will ensure that participants pace themselves, as tree planting is tedious, hard work!
  • Each volunteer in the tree planting must watch our City of Tampa Americorps Green Team Tree Planting Instructional Video before the planting takes place.
  • The site owner(s) must call 811 within 30 days of the planting and a minimum of 7 business days before the planting takes place. Failure to call 811 before digging may result in unintentionally hitting underground utility lines, which can lead to injury, penalties, repair costs, and inconvenient utility service interruptions.

Ready to start planting?

Would you like to see a community tree planting project take root in your neighborhood?  We want to work with you! Please complete the contact details provided in the request form below, and we will reach out to initiate the next stages of this endeavor. Your collaboration is essential to us! 

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