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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Friday volunteers may park at Lot E to unload and stage trees. Saturday’s volunteers should park at Lot C by the stadium and cross to Lot E at the crosswalk.
Greenscape and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful together will host a tree giveaway and a paper collection event on Saturday, November 13th, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lot E at TIAA Bank Field. This will be a contactless, drive-through event where the public may drop off up to (2) 30 gallon bags of paper documents and then pop their trunk for a free tree.
Greenscape has been giving away free trees to the public for 32 years. Up to 2,000 trees will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis as part of the city’s Arbor Day celebration. The following 3 gallon-sized species will be available: Natchez Crape Myrtle (White), Tuscarora Crape Myrtle (Coral/Pink), Winged Elm, Dahoon Holly, Shumard Oak, Bald Cypress, Red Bud and Sycamore.
The paper collection event is hosted by the City of Jacksonville’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful as part of America Recycles Day. Longtime sponsor Republic Services will collect the bags and haul them offsite for shredding. Last year 4,000 pounds of documents were collected.
The event relies heavily on volunteers to stage trees the day before and to collect bags and load trees on Saturday morning. Join us! Click here to sign up.
For more information about this event, call COJ Neighborhood Services Office at 904-255-8250, Greenscape of Jacksonville at 904-398-5757, or info@greenscapeof jacksonville.org.
About Greenscape of Jacksonville: In 1975, joined by their desire to improve the Jacksonville landscape, a small group of citizens began the not for profit organization Greenscape of Jacksonville, Inc. Today, the organization celebrates 45 years and is credited with adding more than 350,000 trees to the local tree canopy. Greenscape continues to fulfill its mission to plant, protect and promote trees and is nationally recognized for its numerous accomplishments.
About Keep Jacksonville Beautiful: The KJB Commission is our local, grassroots affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer based community action and education organization. Made up of volunteer representatives of the public, private and not-for-profit sectors appointed by the mayor of Jacksonville, the commission provides leadership and direction for the projects of Keep Jacksonville Beautiful and approves any expenditures necessary to make those projects possible.