2019 Free Trees for East Norwalk

Posted on March 1st, 2019 Comments Off

Free Tree Lottery Returns This Spring!

Homeowners in East Norwalk will have a chance to win a free tree for their front yard again this year. Third Taxing District’s tree lottery
held last year was such a success, they’re funding one again this spring. Through a grant to the Norwalk Tree Alliance, a non-profit organization, trees will be planted in East Norwalk neighborhoods at no cost to homeowners – for the tree or for planting it. The program’s goal simply put is to help beautify East Norwalk neighborhoods and to enhance the quality of our environment. In fact, TTD and Norwalk Tree Alliance have worked together for the past four years and have already planted approximately 50 trees throughout East Norwalk. Planting trees is particularly important, as our area has been identified as in need of enhanced tree canopy by a recent West COG planning study.

If you’re an East Norwalk homeowner and interested in a free tree for your front yard, please email ctenney@ttd.gov with your name, home
address and telephone number. If you entered your name last year and did not win a tree, you do not have to do anything. Your name will
remain entered in this year’s lottery. As there are a limited number of trees available, qualified homeowners will be selected at a drawing at the end of March. The lucky winners will be contacted in early April.

Why plant a tree?
Trees provide many personal, neighborhood and town benefits throughout the year. Besides adding value and beauty to your property, trees provide a habitat for songbirds and other wildlife. They absorb pollution and provide cooling shade. By holding in soil, trees reduce erosion and stormwater runoff.