2017 Mayfest Tree Givaway


Seedlings for 2017 are

Below is the giveaway schedule by time, species, and quantity to be distributed that hour.

Giveaway Species Quantity
Saturday 12:00 PM Crape Myrtle 90
1:00 PM Desert Willow 90
2:00 PM Shantung Maple 110
3:00 PM Live Oak 120
4:00 PM Bur Oak 160
5:00 PM Shumard Oak 220
Giveaway Species Quantity
Sunday 12:00 PM Cedar Elm 90
1:00 PM Live Oak 100
2:00 PM Chinquapin Oak 150
3:00 PM Bur Oak 150
4:00 PM Bald Cypress 200
5:00 PM Shumard Oak 200

How it Works On Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th, each hour on the hour from noon to 5:00 PM up to 200 trees of a specific species are handed out on a first come first serve basis.  The giveaway starts promptly on the hour and lasts till the last tree of that hour is given away.  This usually takes less than 10 minutes.  Lines tend to be shorter during the first 2 or 3 giveaways.  The 4:00 and 5:00 lines usually form as soon as the last giveaway ends.  Those that come late run the risk that all trees will be given away before their place in line.  Please, only 1 tree per person per day.

Where it happens It happens every year in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park at Mayfest, the biggest party in Fort Worth!

Ask an Expert Are you concerned about how and where to plant your tree?  Are you uncertain if the species you want is appropriate for your site?  Don’t worry, tree experts will be on hand to answer your questions.  Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council Board Members and Citizen Foresters along with the City of Fort Worth’s Natural Scientist Supervisor will be on hand to answer your questions about trees.

OK. What now? Take some advice from the National Arbor Day Foundation on how to plant and maintain your tree.  https://www.arborday.org/trees/planting/

Show us your trees! Take a selfie with the tree you received this year or previous years and post it on our Facebook site.  We would love to see your tree with you or in its new home.