If every Orlando resident in the City planted a tree, the canopy would increase from 25 to 40 percent. In an effort to help make that happen, the city of Orlando has launched a new program called One Person, One Tree which will allow residents to order a free tree online and plant them on their property.
The City, in partnership with OUC, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, and Butler’s Preserve will make the trees available via onepersononetree.com starting November 13. According to the City, the new website features an online mapping tool where residents can select the free tree they want, determine planting location and have it shipped directly to their home.
All trees are grown in Florida nurseries and species offered this fall include live oaks, tulip poplars, nuttall oaks, chinese pistaches and dahoon hollies.
A large planting will take place on Friday, November 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Butler’s Preserve (Website) to commemorate the beginning of the new program.