Leon County celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting

Community members turned out on Saturday to participate in the annual Arber Day Tree Planting at Anita L. Davis Preserve at Lake Henrietta Park.
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Special to the Outlook

Dozens of community volunteers celebrated Florida’s Arbor Day by successfully planting hundreds of native trees Saturday at the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting event hosted by Leon County Government and the City of Tallahassee.

“Celebrating Arbor Day through tree planting reflects our shared dedication to preserving our local environment and enhancing our community,” said Leon County Commission Chair Carolyn D. Cummings. “Together, we are sowing the seeds of a greener, healthier future for Leon County.”

Each year, this event supports and strengthens the hundreds of native and migratory species that call Leon County home, while also contributing to the beautification of the community and the overall improvement of the environment. Trees like River Birch, Eastern Red Bud, American Beech, Tulip Poplar, Ashe Magnolia, and Water Tupelo were among the many species planted, contributing to the community’s aesthetic appeal and environmental well-being.

“This event exemplifies the strong partnership between the City and the County as we collaborate to provide opportunities for residents to invest in their community,” Mayor John Dailey said. “We’re grateful for all the amazing volunteers who showed up to help plant trees today.”

The Arbor Day Tree Planting event is one of the many ways the County and City protect and preserve our local ecosystem. Another initiative, Adopt-A-Tree, has led to the planting of thousands of native trees in our community by providing free trees to citizens.

For more information about the County’s ongoing program and to apply for a tree by Jan. 31, visit LeonCountyFL.gov/AdoptATree. For residents living within Tallahassee city limits, learn more about the City’s Adopt-A-Tree program at Talgov.com/AdoptATree.


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