Alachua County invites residents to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day, January 18, 2019, by planting trees at the historic Archer Community Center (16671 SW 137 Avenue, Archer). The tree planting is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participants will learn the latest techniques for properly planting trees. They will also learn about important trees in the community, and how they can help renew the local tree canopy. This event is sponsored by Alachua County, and the City of Archer, with the help of nonprofit organizations, such as We Are Neutral and Keep Alachua Beautiful.
View the flyer and agenda for the Florida’s Arbor Day event.
In addition to the Florida’s Arbor Day celebration, on Martin Luther King Day (January 21, 2019) volunteers will work with Alachua County’s Parks and Conservation Lands Department and the non-profit organization Keep Alachua Beautiful to plant dozens of shade trees along the N.W. 43rd Street north of the City of Gainesville.
Those interested in volunteering for this project can contact Keep Alachua Beautiful at 352-371-9444.
Florida’s Arbor Day is a state celebration held the third Friday of January. National Arbor Day is Friday, April 26, 2019.
Arbor Day originated in 1872, when Sterling Morton of Nebraska City, Nebraska, organized the planting of one million trees. Since that time, Arbor Day has spread to thousands of communities all across America and the globe. The celebration is meant to recognize and support the planting of trees.
Learn more about the history of Arbor Day.
For more information, contact Alachua County Arborist Lacy Holtzworth at 352-548-1266.