Posted On: January 9, 2023

Celebrate Florida Arbor Day with a free native food tree

Volusia County Environmental Management is encouraging residents to try out their green thumbs and plant native food trees this January. The county is sponsoring a tree giveaway, and each Volusia County household is eligible to receive two free trees.

Trees will be available from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20 and from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 21 at five pickup locations across the county. All locations will carry Darrow’s blueberry, highbush blueberry, persimmon, and yaupon holly trees, while additional species are available by location.

  • Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona
    • Dwarf chestnut and longleaf pine
  • Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach
    • Dwarf chestnut and southern crabapple
  • Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Point Drive, Ponce Inlet
    • Longleaf pine and southern red cedar
  • Tiger Bay, 4316 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
    • Live oak and southern crabapple
  • Stetson Aquatic Center, 2636 Alhambra Ave., DeLand
    • Live oak and southern red cedar

Proof of Volusia County residency is required. There is a limit of two trees per household and trees are available while supplies last. For more information, contact Environmental Management at 386-736-5927 or visit