Did this summer’s unprecedented high temperatures leave you wishing you had a beautiful tree in your yard to provide some shade?
Trees can help reduce summer temperatures and stormwater runoff, improve air quality, beautify neighborhoods and even increase property values.
The City of Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department gives away free trees through its Neighborhood Tree Planting Program, operated by the Forestry Section. Residents may request free 5-gallon trees to be planted in the parkway or within 20 feet of the edge of a roadway, whichever is greater.
Neighborhood groups can sign up 25-75 residents for a spring delivery. All participants need to do is plant trees and water the newly planted trees until they get established.
To learn more or to coordinate a tree planting event for your neighborhood, contact Hannah Johnson at 817-392-7452.