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FREE TREES for APALACHICOLA RESIDENTS

by Pam Richardson

In celebration of Florida’s Arbor Day, the Apalachicola Tree Committee will be giving away trees at the Mill Pond Pavilion Farmers Market located at the north end of Market Street on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 9AM to noon. The Florida Forest Service (FFS) will be supplying the Tree Committee with 20 pond cypress, 15 live oaks, 11 sweet bay magnolias, 15 myrtle oaks and 10 longleaf pines – all potted in 3-gallon containers and available free of charge to Apalachicola residents, one tree per residence. On hand to answer questions about tree planting and care will be FFS county forester Emily Martin, FFS Tate’s Hell forester Alex Skovronsky of the FFS and local University of Florida Extension Service agent Erik Lovestrand. Information will be available on lethal bronzing disease which is killing palms in the City. The Tree Committee will answer questions about the City’s Tree Ordinance. Come early for the best choice of trees!

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