Fall planting season is here and we’re providing residents with up to two free trees to each household. Through our One Person, One Tree initiative, you can help create a cooler, greener Orlando.
Planting in the fall allows trees to grow their root systems several months prior to the heat of summer, resulting in a stronger and healthier tree.
If every resident planted a tree in the City of Orlando, the tree canopy would increase from 25 percent to 40 percent, reducing CO2 emissions the equivalent of taking nearly 40,000 cars off the road.
Providing trees for residents to plant on their private property allows the City’s urban canopy to grow beyond the public space and rights-of-way that the City currently plants. Increasing Orlando’s urban forest is not only good for the environment, but also improves air quality, generates higher property values, provides energy savings and makes Orlando a cooler place to live.
Order your tree in four easy steps, and we’ll deliver it right to your front door!
– Buddy Dyer, Mayor