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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.

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.


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.


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


Tree Types

Choose between a canopy or an understory tree

  • Canopy trees can be planted if the right-of-way is at least 6′ wide, these trees will grow taller.
  • Understory trees are best if you have overhead power lines or a narrow parkway, as they grow shorter than canopy trees.

Click on the tree image for more information.

Canopy Trees

NameEvergreen or DeciduousHeight (ft.)Growth SpeedFlowers/Fruit
Live Oak
Evergreen60-80ModerateEvergreen canopy
Red Maple
Deciduous60-75FastRed and orange fall coloring in cool winters

Understory Trees

NameEvergreen or DeciduousHeight (ft.)Growth SpeedFlowers/Fruit
Yaupon Holly
Evergreen15-25ModerateWill fruit small berries in the spring
Chickasaw Plum
Deciduous12-20ModerateSmall, white flowers in the spring; Fruit is red, then ripen to yellow - fruit is tart until late summer

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