UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension is giving trees away to celebrate Arbor Day with a mail art contest. You can enter by sending mail art to the Hillsborough County Extension office. Be creative and have fun! When you create mail art, you send unique, small works of art (mixed media welcomed!) through the postal service. Make your own drawing, collage, painting or photo, with a response to, “Strong trees, strong communities.” and send it in the mail to our address. Arbor Day Contest, UF/IFAS Hillsborough County, 5339 CR 579, Seffner, FL 33584.
If you live in Hillsborough County you may enter. Three winners will be selected and each will receive a tree planting kit valued at $100.00. The tree planting kits include one, 7-gallon tree and accessories to grow the tree (kits may contain a pruners, a shovel, gloves and/or fertilizer). The contest age groups are child, (age 11 and under), youth (age 12-18) and adult (over 18).
If you wish to be entered into the contest, include your name, age, email & phone number on your art. Deadline for entries is National Arbor Day, April 27, 2018. Winners must be present at Kerby’s Nursery, May 4, 2018, at 6:00 PM to receive a prize.
This mail art contest is sponsored by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Florida Forest Service and Kerby’s Nursery. Any questions please call UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension 813-744-5519.