Thursday, July 23, 2009

Miami 30% UTC cover goal means free fruit trees and technical assistance for residents; Miami, FL

Miami gives away fruit trees - Central Miami -
Miami Herald staff Report
Miami is giving away 750 fruit trees from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Robert King High Park, 7025 W. Flagler St.
The popular fruit trees retail for about $25 and up, but city residents didn't have to shell out a dime.
Residents interested in the trees that include mango, tamarind, avocado and lychee will be eligible to receive up to two 4-foot trees per household on a first-come, first-serve basis. They have to present proof of residency, such as a driver's license or ID card with a city of Miami address and a utility bill with a city of Miami address.
Tree experts will be on-site to teach hands-on how to plant and care for the trees. Educational material about avoiding ``hatracking'' (also known as improper pruning that removes more than 25 percent of the tree's canopy) will also be available.

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