Registration now open for the 5th Annual Branch Out Dallas Tree Giveaway Program
The City of Dallas announces that registration for the fifth annual Branch Out Dallas tree giveaway program is now open. Dallas homeowners can register online for a free five-gallon tree at the Branch Out Dallas website from Sept. 5 to Sept. 30, or while supplies last. This year the program expects to distribute over 2,500 free trees.
“Branch Out Dallas supports citywide initiatives and has been well received by the community,” said Sarah Standifer, interim director of Dallas Water Utilities. “Trees reduce the amount of stormwater runoff to drainage systems, help cool temperatures, improve air quality and mitigate the heat island effect.”
Dallas residents that register for the program can choose from six tree types selected for their hardiness and regional suitability including bur oak, sycamore, American elm, Shumard oak, Mexican plum and lacebark elm. Registered residents may collect their free tree on Dallas Arbor Day, Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at six locations throughout the city.
Branch Out Dallas is led by the citywide Dallas Forestry team, community partners and volunteers will distribute the trees. Questions regarding the Branch Out Dallas tree giveaway program can be emailed to [email protected]