Fall Tree Giveaway
2019 Fall Tree Giveaway
The City of Bentonville is hosting its eighteenth consecutive tree giveaway on Saturday, October 12th. The city offers two tree giveaways a year for Bentonville residents, one in the spring and one in the fall. The goal of the giveaway is to increase the city’s overall tree canopy on residential property (commercial property is not eligible for this program), promote a healthier environment and improve the physical appearance and visual character of the built environment.
The giveaway is made possible by the city’s Tree & Landscape Advisory Committee, the Bentonville Parks Conservancy, Steuart Walton, and the Walton Family Foundation.
Trees for Bentonville Residents
Approximately 400 trees are available to Bentonville residents only. Only those residents that live inside the city limits qualify for the tree giveaway. The limit is two trees per household.
Right Tree, Right Place
Do not plant trees under or near powerlines. When the tree grows, the city will need to remove it to prevent obstruction or access to the powerline. Check out The Right Tree in the Right Place information from the Arbor Day Foundation.
Pre-registration is open! It enables participants to receive advance residency verification and advance tree reservation.
Pre-registration link: Click here to pre-register.
Non Pre-Registration Option
For those that do not or could not pre-register because the sign up is full, there will be trees available at the giveaway that are first come, first serve. Bring your ID with name and Bentonville address AND your City of Bentonville utility bill with name and address.
Event Details (Rain or Shine!)
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Where: Downtown Activity Center, 215 SW A Street
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Available Tree Species Include (subject to change): 3 gallon Bald Cypress, 3 gallon Shumard Oak, 3 gallon Southern Red Oak, 3 gallon Willow Oak, 7 gallon Burgundy Hearts Redbud, 7 gallon Cotton Candy Redbud, 7 Gallon Oklahoma Whitebud.
At the end of the event (approximately 10:05 am), ALL remaining trees not picked up or taken will be available on a first come, first serve basis to any Bentonville resident. The trees will be given away in the most fair way possible, determined by the number of remaining trees and number of people in line.
City Staff Contact
For more information or to be added to the tree giveaway notification email list, please contact Danielle Semsrott, AICP, Senior Planner, via email or phone at (479) 271-6827.