Archived News Release: September 21, 2022 - The City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations 10,000 Trees initiative will be holding the annual Fall FreeTree Giveaway Sunday, Oct. 2, 1–5 p.m. at the Leslie Science and Nature Center (1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor 48105). Residents of Washtenaw County can register for a time slot to pick up one to three free trees to take home and plant on their property. All trees will be small, bare-root seedlings/saplings that should fit easily inside most vehicles. To register for this event, visit https://bit.ly/Fall22FreeTree. Registration is required and opens Saturday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m.
Registrants will be able to select their tree species upon arrival at the event. Available species will include eastern white pine (pinus strobus), Black Hills spruce (a variety of white spruce, picea glauca) and eastern red cedar (juniperus virginiana). Each species will be available while supplies last. Tree planting and care information will be provided with every tree.
The Washtenaw County Conservation District is 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 https://www.washtenawcd.org/.
For more information about the 10,000 Trees initiative, visit www.a2gov.org/10ktrees or email Sean Reynolds, City of Ann Arbor community sustainability coordinator, 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, see: www.a2zero.org.
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