Arbor Day Celebration

The Alachua County Tree Planting Program, in cooperation with the University of Florida, will host an Arbor Day event on April 27, 2024 at 10 a.m. to plant 25 new street trees. The trees will be placed along Southwest Tower Road’s pedestrian path near the Eighth Avenue intersection. The public is invited to participate to celebrate, beautify and improve the Tower Road neighborhood. Parking is available at 7115 SW 8th Ave., Gainesville. 

Arbor Day is a holiday established over 150 years ago to encourage people to plant and celebrate trees. Trees help moderate temperatures and they help reduce noise pollution. They also help absorb water and air pollution. Trees reduce stress, calm traffic and make neighborhoods safer. Most importantly, trees transform communities and help neighbors feel connected.   

“We’ve been planting trees together with volunteers in communities all over the County,” said Alachua County Arborist Lacy Holtzworth. “It has been our experience that collaborative tree planting projects not only transform neighborhoods but individuals as well. It’s good to be part of the solution.”

For more information, contact Lacy Holtzworth at 352-548-1266.

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