Tree Programs

Tree Programs

Adopt-A-Tree Program

The City of New Port Richey Public Works Department maintains an Adopt-A-Tree Program for property owners in the City.  City residents may request an Adopt-A-Tree to be planted adjacent to their property on publicly maintained right of way by contacting our Public Works office at 727-841-4536. Our department will review your request and proposed tree planting location to determine if any conflicts exist with underground or overhead utilities.  Upon determining an acceptable location, an 8’ to 12’ Live Oak Tree or Crape Myrtle will be planted during the fall and with your help in donating water will grow to be beautiful and strong for many decades.



Planting Date: Adopt-A-Trees are scheduled to be planted between October and January of each year.

Planting Details: Employees of the Streets & Right-of-Way Division will plant the tree by digging a large hole, improving the soil with peat and slow-release fertilizer, mulching around the base of the tree, and staking if it is necessary.

Watering: Ideally, newly planted trees require 10 gallons of water at the following times. Ten gallons will dribble out of a hose in a 1/4” stream of water in about 30 minutes.



3 times a week during the 1st month
1 time a week until March 31
3 times a week April 1 to June 30
2 times a week, July 1 to October 1
During droughts


A Tree City

The Tree City USA® program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 135 million Americans call home. The City of New Port Richey is proud to be recognized as a “Tree City USA” with beautiful tree canopies on many streets and residential areas.