Tampa officials plan to plant 30,000 new trees in the city by 2030

Mayor Jane Castor just unveiled a new tree initiative to protect and improve the city’s tree canopy. The Mayor is calling on Tampa to renew and re-energize its commitment to maintaining a world class tree canopy, setting a goal of planting 30,000 new trees by 2030. 

City of Tampa residents are invited to pick up a free tree during Mayor Jane’s Tree Giveaway on May 6. The city is providing 1,000 trees to the community to support Tampa’s urban tree canopy. Residents will be able to choose between 6 tree species (each is a 3 gallons tree) while supplies last. Residents will get up to two (2) free trees per household.


Thousands of trees coming to Tampa

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. For those unsure, trees need to be planted 10 feet from underground utilities such as water and sewer and should not be planted within 30 feet from above ground electrical lines.

Those interested in reserving their spot can do so in advance on the official event page.


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