One Person, One Tree

Mayor Dyer planting a tree

The City of Orlando, in partnership with Arbor Day and Orlando Utilities Commission provides trees to residents to increase the city's tree canopy to 40% by 2040.

If every resident planted a tree in the City of Orlando, the tree canopy would increase from 25 percent to 40 percent, reducing CO2 emissions the equivalent of taking nearly 40,000 cars off the road. 

By providing residents with free trees to plant on their property, or to plant trees in the right-of-way in front of their homes, is another way, the city is transforming the urban environment to conserve, preserve and reuse valuable resources, ensuring a more livable Orlando for future generations to come.

Reduce Energy Costs
Trees Planted in the right places around your home can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent.

Reduce Urban Heat
The net cooling effect of a young healthy tree is equivalent to 10 room-sized air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.

Clean the Air
One acre of forest produces enough oxygen over a year for 18 people.

Property Value
A healthy, mature tree can add up to $10,000 to your home's value.

Habitats for Wildlife
Trees provide shelter, food and places for wildlife to raise their young.

Reduce Driving Speed
A study in downtown Toronto showed that crashes declined 5-20 percent on streets with trees or planters along them.

You can watch a video to show you how to plant your tree in the right place at

Learn how to care for your tree once it arrives on your doorstep. Find out how to prep the soil, water, fertilize and mulch.

Care for your tree