Spring Tree Giveaway

2021 Spring Tree Giveaway 

The City of Bentonville is hosting its 21st consecutive tree giveaway on Saturday, April 17, 2021. 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 500 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.

How to Prepare and Plant a Container Tree. Check out these tree planting instructions from the Arbor Day Foundation and this video courtesy of Bentonville Parks & Recreation and the Benton County Extension Service. 

Pre-registration. Pre-registration is now closed. All trees available for pre-registration have been reserved. 

Non Pre-registration Option. For those that do not or could not pre-register because the sign up is full or because the desired tree species is reserved, there will be trees available at the giveaway that are first come, first served. 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, April 17, 2021

Where: City of Bentonville Municipal Complex, 3200 SW Municipal Drive  

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Available Tree Species Include (subject to change): 3 gallon Black Gum, 3 gallon Brandywine Red Maple3 gallon River Birch3 gallon Sugar Maple, 3 gallon Swamp White Oak5 gallon Shademaster Honeylocust, 5 gallon Shumard Oak5 gallon Water Oak.

Spring Tree Giveaway Location Map - Macro View

Spring Tree Giveaway Location Map

Social Distancing 

Due to COVID-19, this event will be a drive-thru. Please wear a mask and do not exit your vehicle. A volunteer will load the tree(s) in your vehicle.  

Tree Giveaway Notification List

To be added to the tree giveaway notification email list for future giveaways, please fill out this short form. This does NOT pre-register you for the tree giveaway; it is simply a communication tool. 

City Staff Contact

Please contact Shelli Kerr, AICP, Comprehensive Planning Manager, via email or phone at (479) 271-6822