Charlotte county “a tree-mendous giveaway” program

Ralph E. Mitchell


In September 2005, the Charlotte County Extension Service was awarded a grant of $120,348.00 from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services through their Urban Forestry Grant. The two-year grant, entitled quot;A Tree-Mendous Giveawayquot;, will help to replenish our Urban Forest, which experienced significant losses during the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons. Trees are essential to energy conservation, stormwater runoff reduction, beautification, safety and comfort. Up to 6,500 Charlotte County residences are eligible to receive two free trees. Participants receive the trees of their choice in exchange for less than an hour of their time, during which they will learn about proper planting and aftercare of their two trees.


Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); volunteer time; learning stations

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283