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Florida’s Arbor Day, a Time to Celebrate Trees

  I’ve always enjoyed trees in one way or another – climbing them as a kid, eating their fruits, using them to build tree houses, etc. As an adult, I still enjoy and appreciate trees for their beauty… Read More

Florida Arbor Day-A Great 4-H Community Service Project

National Arbor day dates back to 1872 when Julius Sterling Morton of Nebraska, serving as President Grover Cleveland’s Secretary of Agriculture, had the idea of encouraging tree planting and care. In 1970, President Richard Nixon proclaimed the last… Read More

Let’s go on a TreeQuest!

Each year, on the third Friday in January, Sarasota County’s UF/IFAS Extension & Sustainability Dept. celebrates Florida’s State Arbor Day. Since 2018, the County’s urban forestry Extension program Treejuvenation Florida, has marked the occasion with an urban forestry… Read More

Treejuvenation Florida

Treejuvenation Florida is a UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County urban forestry program that aims to increase community engagement in activities which promote the benefits of trees, and help residents to recognize and appreciate their tree assets. TreeQuest: Florida Arbor Day Each January… Read More