Why plant trees? We have drastically changed the landscape in Indian River County in the last 50 years as our population has grown from 7,000 or so to 150,000 people. Trees belong in our landscape – native trees like live oaks. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Without trees and all green plants humans and other animals would not be on this earth.
Trees will be given away free to any resident who asks for one, but with some conditions – they agree to learn how to take care of their tree, they agree to let us put it on a map so we can do a follow-up visit.
Free oak trees along with the demonstration planting and care of the tree instructions will be at Audubon House, 195 9th Street SE (Oslo Road), Vero Beach, on the following dates and times in October, including a special event on October 11:
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM then stay for a special talk by Matt Hill who is working to reforest Madagascar with the help of local farmers who are receiving the training and materials to help do the job. Following Matt Hill’s talk there will be a short film about how trees communicate. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
More tree events to be announced soon!