After the success of 2022’s Drive Thru Tree Giveaway, the Windermere Tree Board is excited to return for 2023!
WHO: Sponsored by the Windermere Tree Board, available to Town residents.*
WHAT: Tree giveaway in honor of Arbor Day
WHERE: Town of Windermere public parking lot located on the corner of W 5th Avenue and Forest Street (entrance at W 5th Ave and Main Street). There will be directional signage
WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 9am to 2pm. Beginning at 12pm, residents who wish for an additional tree and non-residents may purchase leftover trees
Simply follow the directional signage to the Town of Windermere Public Parking lot at the corner of W. 5th Ave. and Forest Street. Join the line of cars, and a volunteer will be with you shortly. Choose a tree off the menu you’re provided, and a volunteer will bring the tree you selected to your car – no need to get out or do any “heavy lifting!” Your first tree of 2023 is free.
*Resident is defined as residing within the 2.2 sq mile incorporated Town. Not every address within the 34786 zip code is within the incorporated limits. Please reach out to Diane Edwards (407-876-2563 ext 5321) to clarify if you are unsure, or view the Boundary_Map
Tree Menu from 2022's Event (2023 will be similar)
|Weeping Bottlebrush||15-20′ / 15-20′||Scarlet blooms spring – early winter||Full sun|
|Firebrush||up to 15′||Bright red flowers late spring – first frost||Full sun, partial sun|
|“Little Gem” Southern Magnolia||30-60′ / 8-30′||White flowers||Full sun, partial sun, partial shade|
|Yaupon Holly||15-25′ / 15-25′||White blooms with bright red berries (berries can be used to make tea)||Full sun, partial sun|
|Live Oak||60-80′ / 60-120′||Acorns||Full sun, partial shade|
|Sand Live Oak||50-95′ / 50-70′||Acorns||Full sun, partial shade|
|Common Persimmon||40-60′ / 20-35′||White blooms with orange fruits||Full sun|
|Baldcypress||60-80′ / 25-35′||Acorns||Full sun, partial shade|
|Pondcypress||50-60′ / 10-15′||Seed bundles||Full sun, partial shade|
2021 Event Photos
The 2021 Tree Giveaway was a huge success! All trees that the Windermere Tree Board ordered were distributed to residents. Special thanks to volunteers from the Windermere Tree Board, the Windermere Garden Club, and the Windermere Active Youth Committee.
Resources for tree selection, placement, and care