TD Bank and Neat Streets Miami are partnering up to help achieve Million Trees Miami’s goal of planting one million trees by 2020 in order to achieve a 30% tree canopy in Miami-Dade County!

When

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Where

TD Bank 
9201 SW West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33172
 

 
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Contact

Neat Streets Miami 
greenup@miamidade.gov
305-755-7801
 
Come celebrate the grand opening of the new TD Bank store and participate in our tree giveaway, where 200 trees will be available for adoption. Each household will be eligible to adopt one (1) tree: either a Green Buttonwood (100 trees available) or a Simpson’s Stopper (100 trees available). Please bring a valid driver’s license or other proof of residence, such as a water bill, to confirm your address and claim your tree on the day of the event. Due to the partnership between TD Bank and Neat Streets Miami, there is no cost for adoption.
 
Pre-registration is required by Friday, September 29, 2017. Please use the link below to pre-register for the event and secure your tree selection. If you do not make a tree selection, we will assign one to you and cannot guarantee that another tree species will be available on the day of the event. Trees must be claimed between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the event site. Registered trees will only be available during this time period at this location. Trees are not available for delivery. Please ensure that your car can comfortably fit up to a 5 foot tree. We will have volunteers on hand to help you carry your tree to your car.
 
Tree experts will be available on the day of the event to provide planting guides and helpful tips on tree care specific to your tree selection!
 

Information on the Tree Species Available for Adoption


Green Buttonwoods

A Florida native, Buttonwood is a tough long-lived plant that grows well in sandy or rocky, alkaline soils as wellas wet, saline conditions. It is well suited for difficult urban situations and is highly recommended for seaside plantings. Plant it in full sun or partial shade but it is not tolerant of dense shade. It requires no irrigation except in the driest sites. Buttonwood is a “clean” tree and is not associated with distinct seasonal leaf loss. Its medium textured dense foliage makes it ideal for use as a clipped hedge of varying heights or as a tall tree. The rough, scaly bark makes an ideal environment for the attachment of bromeliads and orchids.


Simpson’s Stopper

A Florida native, Simpson’s stopper can be planted year-round. It is a slow grower. It grows to about 25 feet tall but only at a rate of 6 inches to a foot per year. The plant will tolerate alkaline and wet soils but it is also drought tolerant. Once established, it requires little or no irrigation. Simpson’s stopper will grow well in either sun or medium shade. It grows densely in full sun and is taller, more loosely branched when grown in shade. Simpson’s stopper shears well. It tolerates severe shearing making it suitable for use as a hedge, bonsai, topiary or grown in a large container. When used as a hedge, flowering and fruiting may be curtailed if it is trimmed too frequently. Simpson’s stopper is an evergreen and is not messy in the landscape.   Simpson’s stopper flowers in light to heavy flushes throughout the year. The heaviest bloom however begins in February, spring, or early summer. The flowers are fragrant, small, showy, pure white, and clustered in cymes. There are 4 concave white petals and many white spreading stamens giving the plant a fuzzy appearance when in bloom. Heavy flowering is followed by fruiting. The fruit is a red berry, 2-seeded, and approximately 1/3 inches round. The fruit is borne singly but more often in clusters of 2-4 and is edible. Blue jays, cardinals, and mockingbirds, the state bird of Florida, feed on the fruit. The plant’s dense canopy also provides shelter for the birds. Butterflies and bees are also attracted to Simpson’s stopper.

About Million Trees Miami and Neat Streets Miami:

Launched by Neat Streets Miami, the Million Trees Miami campaign is a community-wide effort to plant one million trees by 2020 in order to achieve a 30 percent tree canopy cover for Miami-Dade County. Housed in Miami-Dade County’s Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, Neat Streets Miami is a multi-jurisdictional County board that creates beautiful, green, and livable transportation corridors, gateways, and connections.

About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank:

TD Bank is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., with approximately 26,000 employees and deep roots in the community dating back more than 150 years. TD Bank is committed to building and connecting urban green spaces in order to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve.