City of Bentonville
The City of Bentonville is hosting its eighteenth consecutive tree giveaway on Saturday, October 12th at the Downtown Activity Center from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The goal of the tree giveaway is to increase the city’s overall tree canopy on residential property (commercial property is not eligible for this program), promote a healthier environment and improve the physical appearance and visual character of the built environment.
The giveaway is made possible by the city’s Tree & Landscape Advisory Committee, the Bentonville Parks Conservancy, Steuart Walton, and the Walton Family Foundation.
TREES FOR BENTONVILLE RESIDENTS
Approximately 400 trees are available to Bentonville residents only. Only those residents that live inside the city limits qualify for the tree giveaway. The limit is two trees per household.
RIGHT TREE, RIGHT PLACE
Do not plant trees under or near powerlines. When the tree grows, the city will need to remove it to prevent obstruction or access to the powerline. Check out The Right Tree in the Right Place information from the Arbor Day Foundation - https://www.arborday.org/trees/righttreeandplace/.
Pre-registration enables participants to receive advance Bentonville residency verification and tree reservation for pickup at the event.
Click on the box of the one or two trees (please do not pre-register for more than 2 trees per household) you would like to reserve, then click "Submit and Sign Up." It will prompt you for additional information, including your address.
NON PRE-REGISTRATION OPTION
For those that do not or could not pre-register because the sign up is full, there will be trees available at the giveaway that are first come, first serve. Bring your ID with name and Bentonville address AND your City of Bentonville utility bill with name and address.
On Saturday, October 12th, trees must be picked up between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at the Downtown Activity Center located at 215 SW A Street.
At the end of the event (approximately 10:05 am), ALL remaining trees not picked up or taken will be available on a first come, first serve basis to any Bentonville resident. The trees will be given away in the most fair way possible, determined by the number of remaining trees and number of people in line.
No rain date. Rain or shine!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Do you keep a waiting list for trees? NO, but keep checking back because trees open up as the list is reviewed. There are also trees available the day of the giveaway that are first come, first serve.
- Can a family member or friend pick up my trees for me? YES, simply indicate on your sign up or contact Danielle.
- Can I pick up my trees before or after the evet? NO
- Can you hold my tree for me after the giveaway is over? NO
- Can I trade my pre-reserved tree for a different tree species at the event? NO
Danielle Semsrott, Senior Planner at (479) 271-6827 or email.
8:00am - 10:00am CDT
Downtown Activity Center - 215 SW A Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
1101 SW Citizens Cir, Bentonville, AR 72712
|| Danielle Semsrott