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FreeTree Giveaway Registration Opens March 30 for Washtenaw County Residents

March 28, 2024 - ​The City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations (OSI) is announcing the upcoming 10,000 Trees Initiative annual spring FreeTree Giveaway. Residents of Washtenaw County are invited to register for a time slot to pick up one to four tree seedlings, free of charge, to take home and plant on their property. The FreeTree pickup day is Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Registration is required and opens 8 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Participants must select a pick-up location when registering: either Clague Middle School (2616 Nixon Road) or Tappan Middle School (2251 E. Stadium Blvd.). Supplies are limited. The city notes this has been a popular program in past years and urges those interested to register as soon as possible on March 30 for the best chance to reserve their spot.

All trees will be small, bare root seedlings/saplings that will fit easily inside most vehicles. Registrants will be able to select their tree species upon arrival at the event. Available species will include northern white-cedar (AKA arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis), American larch (Larix laricina), eastern white pine (Pinus strobus), Bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa), swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor), white flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis), Allegheny serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis), and common pawpaw (Asimina triloba). Additional information about these species is available on the registration page. All species will be available at each pick-up location while supplies last. Tree planting and care information will be provided with every tree.

Volunteers are welcome! Those interested in volunteering can learn more and sign up at

The city extends special thanks to the Washtenaw County Conservation District for partnering with the 10,000 Trees Initiative to purchase the trees available at this giveaway event. Additional trees and native plants can be purchased through the Conservation District's Tree and Native Plant Sales. Learn more at The city also thanks Ann Arbor Public Schools for providing locations to host this event.

To learn more about the 10,000 Trees Initiative, visit or email Sean Reynolds, OSI senior analyst, at [email protected]. To learn more about the city's carbon neutrality plan, which supports the 10,000 Trees Initiative and dozens of other programs to advance the city's goal of achieving a just transition to community-wide carbon neutrality by 2030, visit ​

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Media Contact Information

Sean Reynolds
Senior Analyst, Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations
[email protected]

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