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Private Property Trees

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Residents within City limits are eligible to receive free trees 

Do you live in the City limits? Find out on Orlando Information Locator.

Want to order a free tree for your yard? You’re in the right place. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

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Choose the type of tree you want. Take a look at the various species we have to offer to find the right one for you. View available trees here.

 

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Use our online tree placement tool on arborday.org/cityoforlando. This tool will help you outline your property lines, determine where to avoid power lines and place your tree to maximize shade and energy savings. See additional resources available to help you make a decision.

 

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Learn how to care for your tree once it arrives on your doorstep. Find out how to prep the soil, water, fertilize and mulch.

 


Available Trees for the 2017 Fall/Winter Season

Canopy Trees
Canopy trees can be planted if the right-of-way is at least 6′ wide, these trees will grow taller.

 

Cypress
Cypress is a moderately fast growing tree. Its pale green leaves turn a brilliant coppery color before dropping in the fall. Though Cypress are often seen growing around lakes, this tree also thrives in dry urban locations away from sidewalks, homes and driveways.

 

 


Nuttall Oak
Fast-growing oak that establishes quickly and has great branch development in its early years. The Nuttal Oak has lobed leaves and produces acorns that wildlife thrive on in December and January.

 

 


Live Oak
Live Oaks are moderate-growing, sprawling evergreen canopy trees. They are drought-resistant and highly tolerant of urban conditions.

 

 


Sweetbay Magnolia
Sweetbay Magnolias are medium sized evergreen trees that seem to glimmer in the wind due to the whitish-green underside of their leaves. Their cream-colored, lemon-scented flowers, bloom from June through September.

 

Understory Trees
Understory trees are best if you have overhead power lines or a narrow parkway, as they grow shorter than canopy trees.


Dahoon Holly
Evergreen tree with shiny, dark-green leaves that grows well in urban environments. Its narrow size and shape lends itself to usage as a hedge or screen for your property.

 

 


Tea Olive
The Tea Olive, or Sweet Olive, is a small evergreen tree most often seen planted as an ornamental landscape tree. The medium-green leaves have a pale underside and are joined from October through March by many small but extremely fragrant white blossoms.

 

 


Persimmon
This moderately growing fruit tree is very productive and reveals it’s bright yellow-orange fruit when leaves drop in the fall months. Plant away from sidewalks and driveways, as fallen fruit can cause a mess on pavement.

 

 

 


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