City residents may request up to two trees, to be planted on a public street right-of-way within the City limits, and agree to keep each tree watered for one (1) year.
Here are some guidelines:
- You must be a City resident, residing on a City-maintained street or roadway, to participate in the Adopt-a-Tree program. Unfortunately, Leon County residents who reside outside City limits may not request trees at this time.
- Tree species and quantities are limited; no more than two trees per address.
- City personnel will visit each site prior to planting. We will provide marking flags and assist with tree selection and location.
- Trees may not be located under electric power lines. In addition, the site must be free from non-municipal infrastructure, such as invisible fencing, irrigation, outdoor lighting, and so on.
- Trees must be located in your front yard and within the City right-of-way, usually about 15 feet from the curb or roadside.
Note: The City of Tallahassee reserves the right to substitute another variety of tree if the one selected is not suitable for the selected site.
Thinking of adopting a tree, but want to know in advance what will be required of you afterwards? Check out our informational brochure (542KB PDF). (We'll hang a copy of the brochure on the door of everyone who orders a tree.)
Trees available: For this year's program, we are offering these tree types: Eastern Redbud, Black Gum, and Southern Red Oak.Trees are delivered in the respective container size shown below. The "More info" links take you to documents with further, more in-depth details at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Click on a thumbnail photo for a full-size image (opens in a new tab/window).
Redbud is a beautiful understory tree, featuring pinkish-lavender blooms in the spring. The leaves are bright green and heart shaped, turning a vivid yellow in the fall. (This tree is reserved for customers with overhead utilities)
Black Gum is a large hardwood tree with a dense, pyramidal shaped canopy. The leaves are deciduous, turning a deep purple color in the fall prior to leaf drop. Do not confuse this species with the Sweetgum tree, Black Gum trees do not produce spiny ‘gumballs’.
|Southern Red Oak
Red Oaks make great shade trees with a rounded canopy and a straight central trunk. Leaves are deep green with an interesting lobed form, and turn a coppery red in the fall.
To request a tree, fill out the form below and click the Submit button. If you have questions, please contact us via email or by phone at 891-5300.
Adopt-a-Tree Application Form
Note: All fields except Other Comments/Information are required. Please submit only one form for each address, as we are limited to planting no more than two trees per address. In the event of duplicate orders for a given address, we will use only the last order submitted and discard the earlier ones.
Important: You will receive via email a copy of the information you've provided us. For this reason, an email address MUST be entered.
VERY Important: If you have not received the confirmation email message within a day of submitting the application below, please contact 891-5300 for assistance. You may also email us.
Thank you for your continued support of the Adopt-a-Tree program!