FREE Tree Giveaway: Changing The Canopy of Hallandale Beach
November 30, 2023
The Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) is excited to announce a partnership with Community Greening to host a series of free tree giveaways in Hallandale Beach. The HBCRA has set an ambitious goal to increase the City's tree canopy coverage over the next few years to combat having one of the lowest canopy coverages in Broward County.
The upcoming tree giveaways hosted by the HBCRA will allow Hallandale Beach residents to receive a limit of two trees per household (1 fruit tree maximum), on a first-come, first-served basis. The species offered include Avocado, Gumbo limbo, June plum, Mango, Nance, Paradise tree, and Short-leaf fig. Please note species are based on availability and are subject to change. Proof of Hallandale Beach residency is required. The first giveaway will occur at the Holiday in the Park event at Peter Bluesten Park on Friday, December 1st, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The second giveaway at the Dr. MLK Jr. Day Parade and Celebration will be on Monday, January 15th, 2024, at OB Johnson Park. These trees are aesthetically pleasing and contribute to the development of a vibrant and diverse tree canopy in the Hallandale Beach area.
"By planting more trees, including bioswales, we aim to reduce the heat island effect and mitigate flooding issues, aligning with our comprehensive vision for a sustainable and resilient future," said Executive Director Dr. Jeremy Earle, Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and City Manager of Hallandale Beach.
The HBCRA recognizes trees' vital role in improving the community's and the environment's overall well-being. According to a report done by Community Greening, trees can provide a wide range of benefits to a community, such as cooler temperatures, cleaner air, reductions in energy usage, increased property value, and much more. The HBCRA continually strives to make Hallandale Beach a city that values and nurtures its natural surroundings, fostering a sustainable and equitable future for all. Through the tree giveaways and partnership with Community Greening, the HBCRA is taking a significant step towards achieving its goal by encouraging community engagement and creating environmentally friendly spaces.
The HBCRA invites everyone to join in these tree giveaways and play a role in creating a greener, more beautiful Hallandale Beach.
Scheduled Tree Giveaway Dates
Friday, December 1st, 2023 - Peter Bluesten Park located at 501 Southeast 1st Avenue, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm.
Monday, January 15th, 2024 - OB Johnson Park located at 1000 Northwest 8th Avenue, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
About the Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
The Hallandale Beach CRA aims to promote economic development and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. Their unwavering commitment to eliminating and preventing blighted conditions is achieved through facilitating community partnerships, fostering business growth, creating job opportunities, and undertaking neighborhood rehabilitation projects. With a vision to build a thriving and dynamic city, the Hallandale Beach CRA continually strives to make Hallandale Beach a prime destination for both business and leisure.
For more information about the Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and its initiatives, please visit: www.cohbcra.org