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 2019 application cycle is currently closed. Future application opportunities will be published once available.
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.