With Arbor Day coming up this Friday, there are a lot of opportunities to get involved in your community. We wanted share some of these, specifically tree giveaways and volunteer planting opportunities around the country. If you don’t see your city below google “arbor day free tree giveaway” or "arbor day volunteer opportunities" and find one near you. Planting a tree is the perfect way to start a conversation with your kids about how important it is to take care of the environment. If you do plant a tree this Arbor day, post a picture on Instagram and tag us so we can see!
Arbor Day Foundation: Become a member for as little as $10 and get 10 free trees.
New York, New York
Million Trees NYC: Choose if you're going to plant a tree along a street or on your property and then find a location to get a free tree.
NYC Parks: You can request to have a tree planted on your block for free anytime from the beginning of March to the end of May and again in beginning of October to the end of December.
Los Angeles, California
City Plants: Pick what kind of tree works best for your yard and have it delivered.
Tree Musketeers: Volunteer this Sunday, May 1st 2016 by mulching, watering and caring for trees in the community.
TreeFolks: Apply online and have a free tree delivered to your doorstep.
Round Rock Forestry Team: Along with free mulch and brush pick-up, the Forestry Team (new volunteers welcome) will be planting more than 100 trees at the Arbor Day Event held at Old Settlers Park.
City of Orlando: Using an easy 3-step guide, you can pick a tree and plan where in your yard to plant it. Along with receiving some tree care instructions, it will be delivered right to your door.
JEA: This electric company will be shipping 10,000 trees statewide in an effort to help reduce energy use.
Camden, New Jersey
New Jersey Tree Foundation: Sign up to be a volunteer ahead of time, and participate in the several upcoming tree planting events being held this Spring.
Sustainable Cherry Hill: Attend the kid friendly Earth Festival this Saturday April 30th 2016, where you can participate in a plant exchange and leave with free seeds and saplings.
Friends of Trees: Participate in volunteering to plant trees any Saturday from October to May. No experience or tools needed, plus free coffee provided!
City of Portland: Attend the Arbor Day Celebration this Saturday April 30th 2016 to see live music, learn about local trees and go home with some tree seedlings.
OPPD: This power company will be giving away 2,000 trees to their customers for free with shipping included. They'll help you track a spot for your tree that will stay clear of power lines and you can pick from 5 different varieties of trees.
La Vista Community Center: Celebrate Arbor Day with an outdoor story time, Arbor Day tree planting and some playtime at the gym this Thursday April 28th 2016.