Grapevine gives green thumbs up to tree sharing program

Posted Monday, Oct. 28, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
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The city loves its trees and wants to help residents plant more trees in their yards.

The Parks & Recreation Department is offering Grapevine homeowners a “sharing” program where residents can split the cost of up to two trees per household planted in the homeowner’s yard.

Tree Sharing will continue until all trees are sold. To purchase, complete the Tree Sharing application on the city’s website, www.grapevinetexas.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1023. Registration takes place at the Grapevine Municipal Center, 501 Shady Brook Drive. Or call 817-410-3330.

The homeowner’s cost is $95 for each 30-gallon container featuring a locally grown tree. The price includes tree planting and a six-month, one-time replacement guarantee. The tree is guaranteed to be 8-12 feet tall. Trees must be planted at least 30 feet apart and within the city’s right-of-way.

Residents can choose from Red Oak Quercus shumardii, Live Oak Quercus virginiana, Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa, Chinkapin Oak Quercus muehlenbergii and Chinese Pistache.

All five are locally grown and do well in Grapevine, parks officials said.

Once purchased, a stake will be given to the homeowner for desired placement in his or her yard. Professional planting will take place at various times throughout the program.

To purchase a tree, visit the Municipal Service Center, 501 Shady Brook Drive between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Trees are sold on a “first come, first served” basis. Sales will continue until all trees are sold.

Payment must be made by check or money order to the city of Grapevine for the amount of purchase only. No cash or credit cards will be accepted.

For more information, call 817-410-3350 or email gardener@grapevinetexas.gov.

Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367

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