North Santa Rosa

Arbor Day 2019 celebrations with tree giveaways

MILTON, Fla. – In Santa Rosa County, the Florida Forest Service will be giving away a variety of tree species in 1-gallon containers to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day.
Events at a glance

January 17

10 a.m. to noon – or until trees are gone

Betty Pullum YMCA, 2379 Pawnee Drive, Navarre.

January 18

10 a.m. to noon – or until trees are gone

Bagdad Mill Site Park, 6953 Main St., Bagdad.

January 19

Milton Event Center, 5256 Alabama St., Milton.

10 a.m. to noon – or until trees are gone.

The first event will be Thursday, January 17th, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Betty Pullum YMCA (2379 Pawnee Dr., Navarre). 
The second event will be January 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bagdad Mill Site Park (6953 Main Street, Bagdad). This event will also include trees being planted at the park.

The third event will be January 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Milton Event Center (former Milton Garden Club – 5256 Alabama Street, Milton.)

Some of the species of trees given away will include fringe tree, highbush blueberry and white oak. Quantities are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis (two trees per person/family). Santa Rosa County UF/IFAS Extension representatives will distribute information on the species and may conduct a planting demonstration. Special thanks to the SRC Master Gardeners, Navarre Garden Club, Bagdad Waterfronts Florida Partnership, Santa Rosa Historical Society and Milton Garden Club.
These events will occur rain or shine, except for the Bagdad Mill Site Park event.

For more information, contact Ashlee White, Santa Rosa County Forester, Florida Forest Service, at or call (850) 626-3028.

The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests and provides forest management assistance on more than 17 million acres of private and community forests. The Florida Forest Service is also responsible for protecting homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire on more than 26 million acres. Learn more at

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