Trees for Indy and Indy free Tree Day

Project name:

Trees for Indy and Indy Free Tree Day  

Project location: 

Indiana, U.S.   

Sub-focus area: 

Green spaces  

Trees for Indy program, a partnership of IPL, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., and DPW/Indy Parks, works to significantly increase plantings of public trees in Indianapolis and surrounding IPL service areas, provide care to those trees to enhance their longevity, and educate the public about the importance of trees to our quality of life.

IPL celebrates Arbor Day each year with the annual Indy Free Tree event to support ongoing sustainability efforts. At the event, 1,000 free trees are available to the community on a first-come, first-served basis. IPL encourages those receiving free trees to plant smart with utilities in mind and follow IPL’s Right Tree, Right Place planting guidelines. 

Impact:

Trees for Indy has planted more than 15,000 trees in the Indianapolis area since 1990

Indy Free Tree has worked with community partners on Arbor Day to give away 11,000 trees since 2008

Partners:

  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. 
  • DPW/Indy Parks,  
  • City of Indianapolis/Marion County Tree Board 
  • Hoosier Heartland Resource Conservation and Development Council 
  • Woody Warehouse Nursery