Free Trees!

With a record number of 90-degree days in August and a toasty September, this has been one of the warmest summers on record for the Arlington area.

No need to get hot and bothered —  plant a (free) tree. Trees cast shade on buildings and pavement, lowering the temperatures and thus reducing demand for power to cool these buildings during hot times of the year. Planting the right trees in the right place can keep your house and community cooler in the summer and reduce your energy bills.

As the weather begins to turn cool and crisp, now is the time to think about planting trees. Arlington County is giving away one free tree per residential property with the Annual Fall Free Tree Distribution program, while supplies last.

TreeSteward members and Arlington County landscape staff will be on hand to help participants. Educational materials, such as tree care and maintenance and planting guidelines will be available.

These trees get snapped up quickly.  What are you waiting for?  Click here for more info, reserve your tree, and help keep Arlington a cool play to live, work, and play.

About AIRE Team

The Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) team is part of the Department of Environmental Services. They help our community make smart decisions about energy and supports individual actions that improve and sustain Arlington’s quality of life. The AIRE team has expertise in energy efficiency for residential and commercial buildings and develops programs to help residents and businesses reduce energy use. Whether your interests are in solar energy, home energy efficiency and energy audits, new construction or just simple everyday tips to reduce your carbon footprint, AIRE can help. Check them out at