In celebration of Florida Arbor Day on Jan. 15, Escambia County is partnering with UF/IFAS Escambia Extension
and West Florida Public Libraries
to give away 100 one-gallon trees at three library locations throughout the county. The giveaway is open to residents of Escambia County beginning at 10 a.m. Two trees will be allotted per family. Trees are donated on a first-come, first-served basis and are available while supplies last.
Four different species of trees will be available: pond cypress (Taxodium ascendens
dahoon holly (Illex cassine
); mayhaw (Crateagus opaca
); and red maple (Acer rubrum
). Each site will have 25 of each species as well as "right tree, right place" education and planting information. Trees can be picked up at the following locations:
- Pensacola Library - 239 N. Spring St.
- Tryon Library - 1200 Langley Ave.
- Southwest Library - 12248 Gulf Beach Hwy.
For additional information, please contact Jimmie Jarratt, ISA Arborist, Escambia County Natural Resources Management at 850-554-3071, or Carrie Stevenson, UF/IFAS County Extension at 850-475-5230.