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Arbor Day Art Contest and Tree Giveaway

Last year’s winning design for the 12-under Arbor Day art contest will be featured on water bottles for this year’s contest participants.
Artwork by Jace Fryman

Join us on Saturday, January 20, at the Barrineau Park Community Center (6055 Barrineau Park Road, Molino) from 10 am-noon for our annual Arbor Day tree giveaway! Each attendee will receive 2 free native 1-gallon trees. Species available include tulip poplar, Chickasaw plum, Shumard oak, and fringetree.

Thanks to the generosity of the Florida Forest Service and Resource Management Services (RMS), we will also host the second annual Arbor Day Mail Art Contest. To participate, mail us a drawing, painting, or mixed media artwork with the theme, “Strong Trees, Strong Communities” to Arbor Day Art Contest c/o Escambia County Extension, 3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment, FL 32533. Please include your name, age, and contact information on the back of your artwork. Contest entries must arrive by mail or be dropped off by January 18, and will be judged at the Tree Giveaway on January 20.

First place winners will receive prizes including a 7-gallon tree, a shovel, and a tree book. Second place winners will receive a tree book and and third place winners win gardening gloves. Categories include children (12-under), teen (13-18), and adult (over 18). All participants in attendance at the tree giveaway will receive a special edition Arbor Day water bottle featuring last year’s winning design.

If you have questions about the tree giveaway or art contest, please contact us at 850-475-5230 or