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
In recognition of Florida Arbor Day each January, Treejuvenation Florida hosts a Treequest scavenger hunt in local parks. Participants are asked to find trees which are tagged in each park, with myTree Benefits information e.g. ‘pounds of carbon sequestered annually’, ‘gallons of stormwater intercepted annually’. The myTree Benefits information is derived from iTree tools which use diameter at breast height (DBH) to extrapolate data on the benefits of trees to urban communities. Treequest has had 188 participants since its launch in 2018.
Congratulations to the Treequest 2020 winners: Julie T., Cassia W., Maria M., Gary B., Paul M., & Tim I.
If you missed our Arbor Day ‘Secret Life of Trees’ webinar, you can watch the recording using this link – Arbor Day Webinar
Treejuvenation Florida also hosts tree adoption planting demonstrations at libraries to promote National Arbor Day each April. Over 300 trees have been adopted since the program’s launch in 2018. Additional copies of the tree care brochures we distribute at each tree adoption event, are below.
2020 Adopt-a-Tree tree-care brochures:
2019 Adopt-a-Tree tree-care brochures:
2018 Adopt-a-Tree tree-care brochure:
Talking Trees: Summer Youth Workshops
Each summer, Treejuvenation Florida hosts urban forestry youth activities at libraries and the Extension office, using the Project Learning Tree curriculum, . Activities include learning about resources trees need to stay healthy, and ecosystem services which trees provide.
Tree Trail Tour: NeighborWoods Month
Treejuvenation Florida hosts an educational tour of arboreta in October to recognize National NeighborWoods month, which is an Arbor Day Foundation project aimed at increasing awareness of the benefits of trees to communities.
Tree Campus USA
For more information on trees and their benefits visit our other blog pages:
- Celebrating Arbor Day? Thank Nebraska!
- Summer’s Rainbow of Flowers
- A Passion for Purple
- Pretty in Pink
- Counting Your Lucky Stars
- A Fungus Among Us