Fall Tree Giveaway
The City of Bentonville is hosting its sixteenth consecutive tree giveaway on November 3rd. 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.
Approximately 400 trees are available to Bentonville residents only. The limit is two trees per household. A Bentonville address may fall outside of the Bentonville city limits. Only those residents that live inside the city limits qualify for the tree giveaway.
Pre-registration will open on October 1st. Pre-registration enables participants to receive advance Bentonville residency verification and advance tree reservation. Pre-reserved trees may be picked up at any time during the event.
Pre-registration link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4daaaf23a3fb6-20182
Approximately 50 trees will be available for Bentonville residents that did not pre-register on a first come, first serve basis. Proof of Bentonville residency is required. Proof of residency is a City of Bentonville utility bill and ID.
The giveaway is made possible by the city’s Tree & Landscape Advisory Committee, the Bentonville Parks Conservancy, Steuart Walton, and the Walton Family Foundation.
Event Details (Rain or Shine!)
When: Saturday, November 3, 2018.
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): 5 gallon Bubble Gum Redbud (32), 5 gallon Burgundy Belle Maple (76), 7 gallon Kousa Dogwood (52), 3 gallon Redbud (100), 5 gallon Tulip Tree (70), 5 gallon Willow Oak (70).
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.
The Right Tree in the Right Place
For advice on where in your yard to plant your tree, check out Right Tree, Right Place form the Arbor Day Foundation.
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) 271-3122.