Forest ReLeaf is 30! We are celebrating by giving away 100 FREE Missouri native trees to City residents and unveiling our City Tree Farm concept with the community. Come listen to the architects from DTLS share the plans for the City Tree Farm and how it will help grow tree canopy across the city and region.
9:30 am – Free tree giveaway and Scott Joplin House tours begin
10:00 am – Listening sessions with DTLS begin
10:30 am – Cake cutting
11:00 am – Listening sessions end
11:30 pm – Event ends
Future City Tree Farm
Why: Trees are for everyone. Research shows that trees support healthy people and healthy environments. Ongoing tree loss in St. Louis City, especially in equity-seeking neighborhoods, has limited their social, economic, and environmental benefits to residents. Providing access to free and low-cost quality trees in collaboration with partners will help reduce this trend.
Where: Located on the Scott Joplin House Historic Site in St. Louis City, the future City Tree Farm will bring trees closer to the places and the people that need them, inspire advocacy for trees, and elevate the message that a resilient tree canopy must be part of any city’s future.
Forest ReLeaf will be giving away 100 trees to City residents. You must be registered before the event and specific species will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend arriving early if you want a specific species. Below is the list of species we will have available (*note: only 1 tree per household*):
Redbud – small tree, 20-30 feet, covered in beautiful purple flowers in early spring
Fringe Tree – small tree, 10-20 feet, airy white flowers in late spring
Swamp White Oak – large shade tree, 50+ feet, won’t make acorns for about 20 years, can shade house to reduce heating costs (in about 7-10 years), yellow fall color
Hackberry – medium to large tree, 40-60 feet, tolerant of a variety of soils and conditions, well suited for urban environments
Bald Cypress – large tree, 50-70 feet, beautiful copper fall color, loses its needles in winter, great for wet spots but will tolerate a range of soils
Shumard Oak – large shade tree, 50+ feet, won’t make acorns for about 20 years, can shade house to reduce heating costs (in about 7-10 years), reddish fall color
If you have any questions, please reach out to Rebecca Hankins, Partnership Manager, at 314.533.5323 or firstname.lastname@example.org