Community Foundation of Collier County Anniversary Daily Tree Giveaway

The foundation will continue its mission to distribute 3,500 native trees in celebration of 35 years every day in September at the Naples Botanical Garden

To celebrate its 35th anniversary and demonstrate its dedication to the Collier County environment, the Community Foundation of Collier County will host a native tree giveaway event every day during September from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Naples Botanical Garden. The Community Foundation, in partnership with Naples Botanical Garden, where the trees were grown, selected species perfect for our Southwest Florida environment. The goal is to distribute a total of 3,500 trees to Collier County residents.

Two little environmentalists pick out their favorite tree at the July 24th CFCC tree giveaway at Naples Botanical Garden. Photography by Peggy Farren

Guests will drive up to tents erected in the Garden’s main parking lot to select their complimentary trees. Each tree comes with a tag providing information on the plant and how to ensure it will thrive in our tropical environment for years to come. An admission ticket purchase is not required to receive a tree.

“At the Community Foundation of Collier County, we are passionate about environmental causes and sustaining our natural resources for the next generation. That’s why we are celebrating our 35th anniversary by giving away 3,500 native trees to our community that will help preserve the beauty of Collier County, improve air quality, provide shade, and support wildlife,” said Eileen Connolly-Keesler, CFCC president and CEO. “Like these trees, which provide a legacy for future generations, the Community Foundation builds donor legacies to ensure a thriving future.”

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