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Greenscape and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful together will host a tree giveaway and a paper collection event on Saturday, November 12th, 2022, 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. Honor a veteran by planting a tree on Veterans Day.
Greenscape is the official host of Jacksonville’s Arbor Day celebration and has been giving away free trees to the public for 33 years. Up to 2,000 trees will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. The following (3) gallon-sized species will be available: Winged Elm, Dahoon Holly, Bald Cypress, Red Maple, Live Oak, River Birch, Chastetree, Natchez Crape Myrtle (White), and Tuscarora Crape Myrtle (Coral/Pink). See the Tree Menu below for photos and more detail.
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.
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. 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.
Major sponsors include the City of Jacksonville and JEA. The Giveaway is also supported by CSX, the Florida Forest Service, JAXPORT, and Gate Petroleum. Thanks to all for helping to bring this highly-anticipated annual event to First Coast residents.
For more information about about the trees, email Greenscape of Jacksonville at info@greenscapeof jacksonville.org, or call 904-398-5757. For information about the paper collection event, call COJ Neighborhood Services at 904-255-8250.
About Greenscape of Jacksonville: Greenscape of Jacksonville, Inc. is the oldest nonprofit tree advocacy organization in the state of Florida. Using grants and donations, we raise volunteers to plant, protect, and promote trees in Northeast Florida. In our 47 years serving the First Coast, we are credited with adding more than 350,000 trees to the local tree canopy.
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.Tree Menu 2022
Photos from 2021 Great Tree Giveaway: