Donate

A variety of Florida shade tree species are available to choose from.
Applicants can pick the species that will be the right tree for their property based on the planting site’s conditions (sun/shade/drainage, future growth potential, biodiversity, etc).
All trees come in 15-gallon containers and must be planted & maintained by recipient.
Submit an application for the Delray Drop Off Program!

Gumbo limbo

Gumbo limbo is a great shade tree, known as the tourist tree for its reddish, peeling (“sunburned”) bark. Fast grower with large canopy. Excellent medium-sized tree.

  • Mature height (max) – 50 Feet
  • Mature width (max) – 30 Feet
  • Foliage – Evergreen
  • Flowers – Inconspicuous
  • Sun exposure – Full sun
  • Moisture requirement – Soil moist to dry

Green buttonwood

A low-branching, multi-trunked, shrubby, evergreen, that is an excellent medium sized shade tree.

  • Mature height (max) – 25-40 Feet
  • Mature width (max) – 20-30 Feet
  • Foliage – Evergreen
  • Flowers – Inconspicuous
  • Sun exposure – Full sun to part sun
  • Moisture requirement – Well-drained soil, moderately drought tolerant

Live oak

Gorgeous canopy tree with impressive branches. Fast-growing and adaptable to different soil types. Excellent large shade tree (up to 80 ft).

  • Mature height (max) – 40-80 Feet
  • Mature width (max) – 60-100 Feet
  • Foliage – Evergreen
  • Flowers – Yellow-green, inconspicuous
  • Sun exposure – Full sun to part sun
  • Moisture requirement – Moist to dry

Kapok

Massive and majestic tree that can grow over 100 feet tall. White/pink flowers that bloom at night and pollinated by bats. Kapok is non-native, but ‘Florida Friendly’.

  • Mature height (max) – 100+ Feet
  • Mature width (max) – 50 Feet
  • Foliage – Evergreen
  • Flowers – Inconspicuous
  • Sun exposure – Full sun
  • Moisture requirement – Soil moist to dry

Silver buttonwood

Excellent medium-sized, accent tree due to it’s distinct silvery leaves.

  • Mature height (max) – 15-20 Feet
  • Mature width (max) – 15-20 Feet
  • Foliage – Evergreen
  • Flowers – Inconspicuous, purplish/white
  • Sun exposure – Full sun to part sun
  • Moisture requirement – Regular water, well-drained soil

Slash pine

Stately, heavily branched, long-needled conifer, that grows quickly. Excellent for wildlife.

  • Mature height (max) – 50-75 Feet
  • Mature width (max) – 25-45 Feet
  • Foliage – Evergreen
  • Flowers – Inconspicuous, yellowish
  • Sun exposure – Full to part sun
  • Moisture requirement – Moist to dry soils

Applications Now Open

The Delray Residential Drop-off Program is made possible thanks to our Municipal Planting Partnership with the City of Delray Beach.