ST. LUCIE CO., Fla. — The St. Lucie County Extension Office and Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful will be giving away free trees as part of the fall “Give a Tree: Spread the Shade Tree Giveaway” on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Sandhill Crane Park located at 2355 SE Scenic Park Drive. The event will be from 8 – 11 a.m. Since quantities are limited; the event will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
In addition to getting a free tree, residents will visit the following educational stations: Right Plant, Right Place; Fertilizing; Watering; Pests; Diseases; Pruning or Planting. After visiting five of the seven informative presentation stations on site, residents will decide which one of the four tree choices (Gumbo Limbo, Japanese Blueberry, Green Buttonwood and Dahoon Holly) will be best for their landscape. The adopted tree will be taken home and planted by the homeowner.
Trees are more than aesthetic pleasures, they provide shade for homes – cutting energy consumption and saving homeowners money, they improve property values, reduce localized flooding by soaking up rain water, remove pollutants from the air, provide a home for wildlife and much more.
For more information about the “Give a Tree: Spread the Shade Tree Giveaway” contact the St. Lucie County Extension Office at 772-462-1660 or Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful at 772-871-5103.
–St. Lucie County Extension Office
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