Shade Our Street

In celebration of Texas Arbor Day, Simmons Tree Farms wants to help one lucky group of Harlingen neighbors add shade to their street. Enter to win a tree for every home on your street!

Plant a Tree

How do you apply?  

  • Complete and return the application form by 5 pm on Friday, November 20, 2020.
  • The winning street will be announced on Wednesday, November 25th.

What do you win? 

  • A 30 minute tree planting / tree care demo and info session.  
  • Each home on the winning street is eligible to receive a live oak tree that the homeowner will plant.   The trees will have a 2” caliper and will be at least 10’ tall.  

If your street wins, how do you get your tree?

  • At least one adult from the home needs to attend the 30 minute tree planting / tree care demonstration on your street at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
  • You must be prepared to plant and water your tree that weekend.  

Here are some of the ways trees are so awesome:

  •  Increased shade on a street increases  physical activity and the health of the residents.
  • Trees increase your property value.     
  • Trees attract birds and wildlife.
  • Properly placed trees shade your house and reduce your electric bills.
  • Shaded pavement makes asphalt last longer . . . . no potholes!
  • Trees increase a person’s sense of well-being and happiness.
  • Planting trees together will help you get to know your neighbors and will build community.

Download the 2020 application now!

This year’s contest is open to Harlingen residents.

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Mary Beth