Florida Arbor Day is January 15, 2021. Alachua County will celebrate Florida Arbor Day by planting trees at E. P. Powers County Park and Boat Ramp (5910 S.E. Hawthorne Rd, Gainesville) from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The public is invited to this event, where they can learn the latest techniques for properly planting young trees as well as the ancient legacy of trees in our history. Attendees must wear face coverings and social distancing rules.
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.
For more information, contact Alachua County Parks and Conservation Lands Senior Staff Assistant Paola Miller at 352-264-6847 or firstname.lastname@example.org