The Alachua County Arboriculture Program invites the public to celebrate trees at an Arbor Day Event at Jonesville Park (14100 N.W. 32nd Avenue, Gainesville), on Friday, January 20, 2023, at 1 p.m.
Participants learn more about Alachua County's tree planting and preservation programs and how to plant and care for young trees. Families can help plant a tree and pick up a free fruit tree to plant at home.
Alachua County Arborist Lacy Holzworth said, “Every time we plant a tree, we plant a promise to future generations that the landscape they inherit will harbor life. Arbor Day offers us a chance to come together as a community and plant trees for a healthy future.”
Florida Arbor Day is a State celebration held on the third Friday of January. 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 world. The "celebration" is meant to recognize and support the planting of trees.