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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Rochester Hills Offers Free Trees to Homeowners

Beginning on September 10th, the City of Rochester Hills is providing 200 free trees to homeowners to plant on their private property through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Canopy program. These 200 trees will be an addition to the city’s annual street tree program.

Funded through the City’s Tree Fund, this program will help clean the air and water, reduce storm water runoff, sequester carbon and lower energy usage through strategic residential tree planting.

Rochester Hills has been recognized as a Tree City USA Community for 30 years. Since 1985 when the City's Forestry Program began, Rochester Hills has planted more than 10,000 trees along city roads, in city parks, and at other city properties.

“Having a strong green infrastructure starts with a strong tree canopy,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “We are proud to participate in this initiative and would encourage homeowners to consider taking advantage of this new opportunity.”

Residents can reserve their free trees at Customers can reserve up to two trees and are expected to care for and plant them in the location chosen through the online tool. The types of trees offered include the following: Redbud, Serviceberry, White Oak, Swamp White Oak, and White Pine. All trees are approximately 1-3 feet tall and will be mailed to the resident directly.
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