Energy-Saving Trees is a program designed by the City of Orlando, Arbor Day Foundation, Orlando Utilities commission, and the Florida Forest Service that helps Orlando residents to increase the City’s tree canopy while reducing energy consumption.

Residents who live in the City limits (your street sign has to have a fountain on it) are able to qualify for a free tree. If you’re a bit fuzzy about where you live, use this Orlando Information Locator tool – probably sooner rather than later. Simply click on your address and you’ll learn a whole bus load of information like who your Commissioner is, what official neighborhood do you live in, and whether or not you live int he City or the County.

Everything is almost sold out though, because free stuff. The only species still available is Cypress, and they like wet soil. The comprehensive list of species of free trees available for residents include:

  • Live Oak (sold out)
  • Persimmon (sold out)
  • Cypress
  • Dahoon Holly (sold out)
  • Nuttall Oak (sold out)
  • Sweetbay Magnolia (sold out)

Click HERE to sign up for your free Cypress tree.

Brendan O'Connor

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