Registration Opens for the 2022 Branch Out Dallas Tree Giveaway Program
The City of Dallas is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Branch Out Dallas Tree Giveaway program is accepting registrations from September 1 to October 6. Dallas homeowners can register for a free tree at the Branch Out Dallas website.
It is estimated that the urban tree canopy averages between 27% and 33% of the total acreage in most U.S. metropolitan and urban areas. To encourage the planting of new hardwood trees, the Branch Out Dallas Program gives Dallas homeowners a free, five-gallon tree to plant in their yard.
This year’s species include redbud, sycamore, American elm, Mexican oak, cedar elm and chinquapin oak. The tree types were selected for their hardiness and regional sustainability. There will be 2,600 trees available.
“This initiative is beneficial to our ecosystem,” said Terry Lowery, Director of Dallas Water Utilities. “Trees help the environment by reducing stormwater runoff to drainage systems, cooling temperatures, improving air quality, and mitigating the heat island effect. Homeowners who plant trees can benefit from the shade and save energy.”
Branch Out Dallas is led by a citywide team, community partners and volunteers who will distribute the trees to residents who sign up online. The trees will be available for pick- up on November 5th at six locations throughout the city including: Shelton School at 17301 Preston Road; Marsh Lane Baptist Church at 10716 Marsh Lane; White Rock Church of Christ 9220 Ferguson Road; Tyler Street UMC at 927 W. 10th Street.; Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep Innovation Center at 9701 San Leon Avenue and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic School at 4019 Hampton Road.
Residents with questions regarding the Branch Out Dallas Tree Giveaway Program can send an email to [email protected]