Several metro area cities have partnered with Trees Atlanta to get FREE trees to homeowners who’d like more shade in their front yards. If you live in Atlanta, Brookhaven, Chamblee, or Sandy Springs, you can sign up now for fall planting season.
Once you’ve chosen a tree variety and planting location, a staffer or volunteer from Trees Atlanta will come out to plant your tree after the planting season begins in October.
There are several varieties of canopy trees to choose from, and they vary by city. You can see your options here for Atlanta, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Sandy Springs. Not every area will offer other type of tree.
Some examples of available trees:
- Celebration maple
- October Glory maple
- Tulip poplar
- Nutall oak
- Southern red oak
- Willow oak
- Bald cypress
- Jefferson elm
- East Palatka holly
Don’t know which kind of tree is best for you? Just contact Trees Atlanta for a free consultation.
You can submit your request for free trees (up to 3, if space allows) easily online.
Need some help caring for an existing tree? Sign up for a FREE pruning class.
According to Trees Atlanta, there are many benefits to having a tree (or 2 or 3) in your front yard. The cooling shade can reduce your air conditioning bills, and can also help to mitigate winter weather.
More ways to get free trees
And if you don’t live in one of these participating communities, you may be able to get a free tree through the Community Canopy program. Just enter your address to see if you’re eligible.
If you buy a $15 membership to the Arbor Day Foundation, you can get ten free trees for your yard. (These will almost certainly be small trees.) Choose from canopy trees, flowering trees, or trees chosen for autumn color.
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