Apalachicola to give away trees Saturday

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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, this Saturday, Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Florida Forest Service will be supplying the Tree Committee with 28 bald cypress, 36 live oak, 10 sweet bay and 10 sycamore trees – all potted in three-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 Tate’s Hell forester Alex Skovronsky, of the forest service; University of Florida Extension Service agent Erik Lovestrand, and local Master Gardeners.

Commissioner Anita Grove, representing the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, will have Apalachicola Bay-friendly landscaping literature, and members of the Tree Committee will be available to answer questions about the City’s Tree Ordinance.

Bring-Me-A-Book Franklin will hand out free books for children.  Come early for the best choice!

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