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Branch Out Dallas for the second year will give Dallas homeowners a free 5-gallon hardwood tree to plant in their yard. The City-wide program distributed about 2604 free trees last year. Registration for program will be open to Dallas residents from September 1 - September 30, 2019. 



The program was started as an effort to reduce the Heat Island Effect and to increase the overall tree canopy in the City. Each tree planted helps the City get closer to meeting these goals. Trees benefit everyone by cooling temperatures and improving air quality. Homeowners who plant a tree in their yard benefit by saving energy, cooling the air and the trees also provide shade.  

Branch Out Dallas supports City-wide initiatives.  Trees improve air quality and help filter stormwater and urban runoff  

  • Trees improve air quality and help filter stormwater and urban runoff  
  • Homeowners can replace damaged or aging trees 
  • Increase overall tree canopy City-wide 
  • Trees improve quality of life 
  • Public Education on green initiatives 
  • The program supports Neighborhood Beautification Programs 
  • Provides opportunities for City staff and communities to interact                                                                               


September 1, 2019—September 30, 2019

Participants must live in the Dallas city limits. Each home receives one 5-gallon tree. Participants from last year can also apply this year. You will be asked to select 1st and 2nd tree choice and pickup location when you register.

Every effort will made to fill your tree selection however; please be advised that types and quantities are limited. Following is the list of tree options.

  • Pecan (This tree is no longer available)  (Este árbol ya no esta disponible) 
  • Chinkapin Oak
  • Shumard Oak (This tree is no longer available) (Este árbol ya no esta disponible) 
  • Mexican White Oak
  • Lacebark Elm

For description of available trees click on TREE FACTS  or see image below. 

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The trees will be distributed at six locations on November 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Below are tree pickup locations.

  • Shelton School, 15720 Hillcrest Rd., 75248
  • The Village Church, 3877 Walnut Hill Lane, 75229
  • White Rock Church of Christ, 9220 Ferguson Road, 75228 (This site is no longer available)                                   (Este sitio ya no esta disponible) 
  • Kimball High School, 3606 S. Westmoreland Road, 75233
  • Adamson High School, 390 E. Ninth Street, 75203
  • C. A. Tatum Jr. Elementary School, 3002 N. St. Augustine, 75227

Participants must live in the Dallas city limits. Each home receives one 5-gallon tree. To reserve your free tree. Click on Tree Registration Form below.

Tree registration form


November 2, 2019

9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Trees will be distributed on November 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the six locations. Trees will only be available for pick-up during the hours of the event. There is no tree delivery available for this program.  

Participants must present a Dallas Water utility bill or government-issued identification at the time of tree pick-up.  Click on TREE PICKUP LOCATIONS or see image below.  

Volunteer Opportunities Available!

Volunteers are needed to help distribute the 5-gallon trees at six locations on Pick-Up Day, November 2nd from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

By volunteering you will be supporting  Branch Out Dallas initiatives and helping to make the event a succesful one. 

To find out about volunteer opportunities and to sign-up to volunteer click on Sign-Up button below. 

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Thanks for your support! 

If you have any questions regarding Branch Out Dallas send inquries to BranchOutDallas@dallascityhall.com