On Saturday, January 21, in celebration of Arbor Day, the Village of Palmetto Bay gave away shade trees to their residents.
Palmetto Bay resident Leanne Frazee Tellam with daughter Marissa (age 9), son Harrison (age 6) and their new Weeping Bottlebrush tree.
Palmetto Bay resident Leanne Frazee Tellam says she found out about the event by being on the Village email blast list. “I love the fact that we keep finding ways to focus on ways to be green in the Village.” Her new Weeping Bottlebrush tree will join another 50 year old one in the front. The Mangowood resident says her backyard is filled with (what else?) mango trees.
The Village had 325 trees to give away thanks to sponsorships (yes, MiamiHal was one of them). All residents needed was a driver's license with a Palmetto Bay address. With species ranging from Bursera simaruba to Tabebuia chrysantha, it was a fun to watch all the trees get picked up and headed to their new homes.