Community Tree Giveaway
Thank you for your support!
All 700 trees were distributed to Denton residents on October 22, 2022. Help your tree survive long-term with proper planting and care. See tips below.
The Community Tree Giveaway is an annual drive-thru event that provides free trees to Denton residents each October, and is Denton's largest and longest-running tree giveaway!
To learn more, view the Annual Community Tree Giveaway Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).
Save the Date
The 25th Annual Community Tree Giveaway will take place October 21, 2023.
Registration opens October 2023.
- Limited to City of Denton residents; proof of residency required a pick-up
- Limit of one tree per household
- Must pick up on Oct. 21 - If you are unable to pick up your tree, please do not register.
Trees Are Terrific!
Planting new trees enhances Denton's urban canopy and helps our city thrive! Trees are vital for sustainable community growth, economic vitality, and public health.
Denton needs new trees to:
- Increase property values
- Boost consumer spending
- Encourage outdoor physical activity
- Beautify neighborhoods and public spaces
- Lower energy consumption of homes and businesses
A total of 700 trees are available, with seven different species offered, all of which are drought-tolerant, and native or well-adapted for Denton soils and climate.
To be announced in 2023!
Help Your Tree Get a Healthy Start
For more information on how to properly plant trees, and the importance of trees in our community, view the U.S. Forest Service Tree Owner's Manual (PDF) and view the Texas Tree Planting Guide. Be sure to read through these resources before you plant!
- Select the right location to plant your tree
- "Call before you dig": dial 811 to have underground utility lines marked for free!
- Plant your tree properly (yes, there are many wrong ways to plant a tree)
- Keep your tree growing and thriving with good pruning practices
- Get the kids in your life involved in planting and caring for your tree! Check out the PBS Plum Landing series online for a great tree planting video and other fun ideas