ORLANDO (CityofOrlando.net) – Seeking some shade for your yard? Join the City of Orlando to build a healthy urban forest.
The City is seeking 2,500 commitments from residents to allow the placement of street trees by 2015. The Parks Division has two tree-planting programs, one for individuals and another for neighborhood groups or associations.
Trees in the Parkway
Available for free to individual homeowners, trees are planted in the parkway (right-of-way) along the street. The City determines the best location for the tree and the homeowner must agree to water, feed and care for the tree until it is established.
Trees to Good Homes
The Trees to Good Homes program is dedicated to greening the property of residents. The City works with associations or neighborhood groups to help select the right tree for the right spot by providing an opportunity to purchase trees at wholesale prices to plant the trees on private property. The minimum order per delivery is 15 trees.