St. Augustine Offers Free Trees for Homeowners via City’s Tree Canopy Program

Homeowners in St. Augustine, Florida, can apply for a free tree as part of the city’s annual Tree Canopy Enhancement Program. The program, in its third year, gives homeowners the option to plant a free tree either on their private property or the right-of-way adjacent to their property. Residents have until August 31 to submit applications, and the selected applications will be chosen in September. The program offers a variety of trees for homeowners to choose from, and it is their responsibility to care for and maintain the tree after it is planted. The city’s staff will review each request to ensure that the tree fits the designated space. The program is part of the city’s efforts to promote conservation and improve the city’s tree canopy. More information can be found on the city’s website.