Want a free tree in your yard? The City of Casselberry has rolled out a new program to provide free Florida-Friendly trees for residents!
The application cycle for the Adopt-A-Tree program will begin May 17, 2021 and will continue through July 12, 2021. Click here to complete and submit an application.
To view trees offered under this program and their approximate sizes at planting, click here.
Caring for your Florida-Friendly Tree
Right tree/Right place: Location matters! Select a location that considers a tree’s mature size, light and water needs. City staff can provide assistance.
Yard Disturbance: The hole for the tree may be up to three times the width of the container or root ball for the tree. The top of the container soil/root crown of the tree will sit even with or slightly above the surrounding ground level.
Soil: Do not add soil to the base of the tree or cover the root crown.
Mulching: Important! Do not pile mulch over the root crown/base of the tree. This is a common mistake.
Watering: Important! Water the area immediately after planting and at least daily for the first two weeks, then every other day for 3 months. Water weekly after 3 months until established (approx. 1 year from planting) and during dry periods. Irrigation should be 2-3 gallons per inch of truck diameter. Water as needed after planting is established.
Pruning: Do not over prune. Visit the Arbor Day website for general guidelines for proper pruning.
Pest/disease problems: Trees that tend to have a lower disease potential were purposely chosen for this program. However, if a disease or pest issue is suspected, contact Seminole County Extension volunteers for assistance Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at (407) 665-5550 or via email.