Pick Up & Grow

What is Pick Up & Grow?

Pick Up & Grow is our new tree planting program that will allow community groups to apply to receive up to 25 free trees to plant on their own private property!

Approved groups will be eligible to pick up native trees directly from our Tree Nursery in Boca Raton, and we’ll provide the tools you’ll need to run a planting with your organization.

Requirements for submitting an application are below.

Requirements to Apply

  1. Applicant must be a community group (e.g., nonprofit organization, place of worship, school, neighborhood association, or other small resident group).
  2. Group must own the property in which the trees will be planted, or have written permission from property owner to add trees.
  3. Groups must be able to pick up trees at the CG Tree Nursery in Boca Raton.
  4. Groups agree to properly plant and maintain all trees, including calling 811.
  5. View the Pick Up & Grow Planning Checklist.
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What Trees are Available?

All Pick Up & Grow Trees are Florida natives and will come in a 3-gallon container.

A variety of species options are available to choose from, so that organizations can choose the right tree, for the right place on their property.

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What is Included?

In addition to providing the trees for your organization, Community Greening will also supply you with the tools and knowledge to ensure your trees are properly planted and cared for over their lifetime.

Approved organizations will also receive shovels, compost soil, mulch, 5-gallon watering bucket, as well as information on proper planting techniques and care for their trees.

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Improving Tree Equity

Priority will be given to groups that serve residents in areas with low tree canopy.

This is determined by canopy assessment software which overlays critical equity, heat, socioeconomic, demographic, and health data to target tree plantings in the areas of highest need.

With very few exceptions, low tree canopy areas follow national trends and have a high percentage of BIPOC residents and low median household income.

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Submit Your Application for Pick Up & Grow!

Pick Up & Grow is funded through a partnership with the Florida Forest Service.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication or audiovisual are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S.D.A. Forest Service