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Get a Free Tree!

Elizabeth Drayer, a local environmental attorney and arbitrator, has offered Clearwater residents a unique chance to put more trees in more yards in a campaign called “A Tree Grows in Clearwater.”

Her challenge: Be one of the first 50 people to plant a native tree and we’ll
pay for it!

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There are some requirements:

  • Tree must be native to Pinellas (e.g., slash pine, yaupon holly, Simpson’s stopper, green buttonwood, red maple)
  • 3 gallons or less
  • Limit – 1 per address
  • City of Clearwater residents only

Deadline: You must mail in your tree receipt to be reimbursed. Receipts must be received by Friday, April 29, 2022 (Arbor Day).

Mail to:
A Tree Grows in Clearwater
3175 Hyde Park Drive
Clearwater, FL 33761

Drayer says, “The Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society is also a great source of info re native plants and trees that do well in this area.” For more native tree info, visit

While Drayer doesn’t push any particular store, she says that Wilcox Nursery in Largo carries many native species and can give planting advice.

For questions, contact her at Use the subject line: A Tree Grows

Crest Lake Park has many native trees.

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