Friday, January 16, 2015

Arbor Day

Hug a Tree, It's Arbor Day!

It has been over 135 years since J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day. 
His simple idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting is now more important than ever.

Arbor Day is a celebration of trees. It's a good day for planting trees, 
thereby providing cooling shade, wildlife habitat, cleaner air, and increased property values. 
By planting trees that are native to Florida, you will be sure of having a plant that is well-adapted to hot summers, sudden winter freezes, and prolonged periods of drought.

In 1945 the Florida State Legislature voted to designate the third Friday in January as the annual Florida Arbor Day. This year, the third Friday is January 16. The National Arbor Day is celebrated on the fourth Friday in April, but January is a much better time to plant trees in Florida so we have our own State Arbor Day.

 State parks are a great place to find native trees in your area.
Visit our State Parks here.  

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