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Third Taxing District

2 Second Street
Norwalk, CT 06855

The Third Taxing District is excited to announce the fifth annual free tree promotion. Through a grant to the Norwalk Tree Alliance, TTD will provide trees at no cost to East Norwalk homeowners – for the tree and for planting it. Our goal is to improve the tree canopy in East Norwalk’s neighborhoods and enhance the quality of our environment.

Because the Free Tree program has been so popular, a tree lottery has been utilized for the last four years.

If you’re interested in a free tree to be planted in your front yard, please email TTD at ctenney@ttd.gov. Please include your name, home address and telephone number. If you entered the lottery in previous years, you’ll need to enter again this year in order to qualify. There are a limited number of trees available, qualified homeowners will be selected at a drawing at the end of April 2022.

• The Norwalk Tree Alliance will contact you in early May if you are a winner. You will be offered from a selection of specimen trees, such as Maple, Oak and Linden, or maybe a flowering tree such as a Dogwood, Red Bud or River Birch.

• A professional landscape team will plant the selected tree at a front yard location approved by you the homeowner.

Since we began the Free Tree Program, Norwalk Tree Alliance has planted over 70 trees throughout East Norwalk. These trees help to restore the tree canopy of Norwalk depleted due to storm damage, disease and removal.

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 soil with their roots, trees reduce erosion and storm-water runoff.