The purpose of Keep Denton Beautiful’s Tree Your Block Program is to provide free trees to Denton residents located in “tree-needy” areas for planting on private, residential properties. The Tree Your Block Program offers a neighborhood-centered tree giveaway opportunity, with selected groups hosting their own mini-giveaway on-site right in their neighborhood.
Through this program, KDB will provide:
100 trees (3-gallon size native or adapted species) per neighborhood
Tree owner’s manual booklets for all participants
Sign-in sheets to register planting addresses for all participants
Assistance and resources to neighborhoods as they plan their giveaway event
Deliver tees to the site prior to the giveaway
Neighborhoods Agree to:
Water and care for trees in the interim days between delivery and the giveaway (if needed)
Select a lead volunteer (usually a resident and active member of the community) to work directly with KDB in making arrangements for the giveaway
Register a planting address for each tree you give away, using the provided sign-in sheets
Arrange a location in your neighborhood for the giveaway (i.e., a rec center, club house, etc.), coordinate traffic needs, and oversee logistics on the day of the giveaway
Spread the word about your tree giveaway to neighbors using the provided door hangers and promotional materials
Want to Host a Giveaway?
Review the Tree Your Block Coordinator Guidelines for detailed information on how to plan and successfully complete a Tree Your Block giveaway event, a planning checklist of neighborhood responsibilities, and more.
Thanks for helping us grow Denton’s tree canopy!
The Tree Your Block Program is made possible by the Denton Tree Initiative, a campaign from Keep Denton Beautiful and the City of Denton, designed to increase Denton’s tree canopy by offering free trees, forestry education, and incentives to Denton residents, businesses, neighborhoods, and schools.