Trees are not just beautiful, they're also essential. Now, residents of Davidson County can get a tree -- for free.
"So we have national and regional sponsors who have enabled us to buy 800 trees absolutely free for those who live in Davidson County," said Nashville Tree Foundation's Executive Director Carolyn Sorenson.
She says trees are critical, especially for a city on the rise.
"As you may hear from the background noise, we’re right by a highway and trees are a workhorse for the environment. They clean the air, they get the carbon out of the air, they filter and absorb storm-water so that helps reduce flooding," she said.
Trees also cool off neighborhoods and help save energy.
"A growing city is a great asset to draw more people in but as a result there has been some tree loss and people want to move to a city that is green and lush," she said.
The trees are handed-out at farmers markets. For free tree giveaway locations click here .