(Yes, that's free, free, free!)
The City of Atlantic Beach is excited to announce that the newly updated Chapter 23 (commonly known as the tree code, but it also protects the environment) of the Code of Ordinances expands the use of tree-conservation funds to plant trees in front yards on private property. These "Adopt-a-Tree" funds come from property owners who pay into the tree-conservation fund, which is earmarked to expand the public tree canopy.
The application to apply for a FREE tree in your front yard is published at www.coab.us/adoptatree. City staff will review your requested tree location to determine if there are any site restrictions, which could include overhead/underground utilities, drainage areas/swales, easements, existing tree canopy, etc.
In an effort to evenly distribute the tree-conservation funds, two trees per calendar year, per property may be planted. The trees are ordered in large quantities to take advantage of bulk rates, so it can take several months for the trees to be planted. The plantings will occur in the spring and fall. Once the tree is planted, the property owner is responsible for maintain the health of the trees. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.