Temple homeowners can receive a free tree from annual program

Posted at 3:26 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 16:26:07-04

Temple homeowners will be able to receive a free tree from Temple Parks & Recreation.

According to the City of Temple, approximately 250 trees will be given to residents for the 9th Annual Tree for Me Program.

The event will take place on October 22.

The trees are four-years-old and vary from Red Oak, Chinese Pistache, Montezuma Cypress, Lacebark Elm, and Desert Willow. The trees are grown at the City’s tree farm.

“The Tree for Me program is just one way the Parks & Recreation Department is helping to beautify Temple at no additional charge to our citizens,” said City of Temple Parks Superintendent, Val Roming in a release. “By planting trees, homeowners can save on energy costs and increase property values, while helping to reduce air pollution within the community.”

In order to receive a free tree, residents are told to fill out an application online or in person at the Parks & Recreation Administration Office.

Applications are due by Friday, September 30.

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