Planting Nassau's Future

Planting Nassau’s Future is a Keep Nassau Beautiful (KNB) program. The primary mission of the program is to beautify spaces in Nassau County. As the eastern gateway to the sunshine state, we want to preserve our beaches, green pastures, timberlands, and all the beautiful areas in-between. Weather events, age, and increasing development can impact these environments so we must start somewhere in order to make an impact for all of our futures.

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Four Easy Options to Get Involved

1. Volunteer

Volunteer to participate in a Keep Nassau Beautiful free-tree event, planting project, or assist with maintenance checks and watering pollinator beds or Legacy Trees. A KNB representative will contact you to confirm your interests, available time, and match you with a project.

2. Plant a Tree

Watch the YouTube Video on Proper Tree Planting and Maintenance before planting your trees. Send KNB a picture of your tree planting. We will share your picture on our social media and enter your name in a monthly drawing for a KNB Swag Bag!

3. Donate

Earmark your Donation for planting trees and plants. Contact Keep Nassau Beautiful directly to plant a Legacy Tree.  KNB will send a Certificate in memory or honor of a special person or place.

Learn More about KNB Legacy Tree program.

4. Adopt-A-Tree

Thanks to generous partners, donors, and volunteers, Keep Nassau Beautiful plans to help increase the tree canopy in Nassau County by distributing 500 free trees during three drive-through events in October 2021.

Nassau County, FL residents are invited to receive two of our 3-gallon trees, while supplies last, at one of our free tree drive-through events in October 2021.  To reserve your free trees complete these easy steps:

  1. View the Educational Video on proper tree planting and maintenance
  2. View the educational Tree Fact Sheets with explanations of all the tree species being offered (while supplies last)
  3. When you view these resources, make note of the special validation code which you will enter on the Free Trees Reservation Form.

A few days after submitting the Reservation Form, including the required validation code, you will receive a confirmation email.  Be sure to mark your calendar to pick up your free trees at your selected drive-through location.

Three drive-through Adopt-A-Tree events are being offered to residents:

  • October 2, 2021, 9am - 11am* in Callahan at the Fairgrounds
  • October 16, 2021, 9am - 11am* in Yulee at the Nassau County Road Dept. on Gene Lasserre Blvd.
  • October 30, 2021, 9am - 11am* in Fernandina Beach at the Peck Center

*To comply with the management at the locations above, we will close gates at 11am.  Trees not picked up by that time will not be available at a later date.

Partners include The City of Fernandina Beach, Rayonier, Rayonier Advanced Materials, Nassau County BOCC, Liberty Landscape Supply, NEFL Fairgrounds Association, UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension, and a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

Check out photos from projects:

Adopt-A-Tree Callahan
Adopt-A-Tree Callahan
Adopt-A-Tree Fernandina Beach
Adopt-A-Tree Fernandina Beach
Arc Nassau Legacy Tree
Arc Nassau Legacy Tree
Pollinator Garden
Pollinator Garden