Each year, Temple Parks and Recreation gives away free trees to Temple homeowners to help beautify and reduce air pollution throughout the city.
Applications to receive a free tree will be made available in September. Citizens may obtain an application online at TempleTrees.org or may pick up an application in the Parks & Recreation Administration Office located at 2 N. Main Street, Suite 201 in Temple.
Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and must be submitted by the application deadline. All Temple homeowners are eligible to apply as long as they did not receive a tree through the program last year.
If selected for a tree, it is recommended recipients bring a pick-up truck or trailer to transport their new tree.
Each of the trees is grown at the City’s tree farm, which was established as part of a 2005 Texas Forestry Services grant. The Tree Farm allows the Department to purchase young nursery trees at a low cost and nurture them until they are strong enough to be planted in our parks and throughout the community.
Limited quantities are available. Due to the popularity of this program, it is encouraged that homeowners apply early.