Arbor Day Ceremony

Alachua County is hosting an Arbor Day Ceremony to launch their new Tree Planting Program. They will be planting trees for Arbor Day (April 27, 2018) from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot located at the southeast corner of W. University and SW 2nd Street, downtown Gainesville. The public is invited to participate.

The Alachua County Arborist and foresters will have an information booth and will discuss County trees and tree planting programs. A County Commissioner will read the County Proclamation declaring April 27 as Arbor Day.

“Ask any visitor what they remember most about Gainesville and Alachua County, and you’ll hear about our magnificent trees,” said Alachua County Arborist Lucy Holtzworth. “They are one of our most unique and memorable assets.”

Arbor Day is a national holiday held the last Friday of April. It was started 1872 by Sterling Morton of Nebraska City, Nebraska, with the planting of one million trees. Since that time, Arbor Day has spread to thousands of communities all across America and the globe. The "holiday" recognizes and supports the planting of trees.

Read the Arbor Day Proclamation.

Learn more about the history of Arbor Day.

For more information, contact Lucy Holtzworth at 352-548-1266 or

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