In celebration of Florida’s Arbor Day, Escambia County, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (UF/IFAS) Extension and the Florida Forestry Service (FFS) will be giving away 4,000 seedling trees. Species include Crabapple, Mayhaw, Cherrybark Oak, River Birch, Wax Myrtle and Bald Cypress. Participants will receive two tree seedlings of their choice.
The first event will be held on Monday, January 14, at the Walnut Hill Community Center (Ruritan), 7850 Highway 97, Walnut Hill, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The second event will be held on Friday, January 18, in conjunction with the grand opening of the Southwest Greenway at the Jones Swamp Preserve Trail entrance at 198 Patton Drive, near the intersection of Brigadier and Patton Drive, in Warrington, also from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Extension Agents and Master Gardeners will be available at both locations to advise participants on tree types and tree placement in the landscape.
For more information, please contact county arborist Jimmie Jarratt at 595-3535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.