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Put down roots with Asheville GreenWorks’ tree adoption

Your own back yard can contribute to the restoration of Buncombe County’s urban canopy.

red fall tree for tree adoption program

There are more than a dozen native species to choose from.

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The greener pastures of Buncombe County’s urban ecosystem might just be your own backyard. Asheville GreenWorks is hosting its 2023 Fall Tree Adoption on Sunday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sand Hill Tree Nursery. Locals can pick up a native tree to plant at their residence to support native pollinators and be a part of protecting our area from heat, air pollution, erosion + wind. Registration is required, and opens up on Monday, Oct. 2.

At registration, you’ll enter your Buncombe County address and pick a time slot. Someone can pick the tree up for you, but it’s important that you plant it at the given residential address — this allows GreenWorks to see who’s planting trees and where the native species are ending up.

Before you go, explore the trees on offer and see the projected height, needs, and benefits of each species to make your arboreal selection.

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