Tag Archive: Arbor

Have a “Tree-mendous” Arbor Day!

Arbor Day has a 145-year history, started in Nebraska by a nature-loving newspaper editor who recognized the many valuable services trees provide. We humans often form emotional attachments to trees, planting them at the beginning of a marriage, birth of a child, or death of a loved one, and trees have tremendous symbolic value within …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/08/have-a-tree-mendous-arbor-day/

Arbor Day in Florida

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is for Arbor Day.  Florida recognizes the event on the third Friday in January, but planting any time before spring will establish a tree quickly.   Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/23/arbor-day-in-florida/

Plant a Tree to Celebrate Arbor Day!

East Bay Holly. Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS   Important! The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.  ~Chinese Proverb In Florida, Arbor Day is always celebrated on the third Friday of January. In 2014, Arbor Day falls on Friday, January 17. Consider planting a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/24/plant-a-tree-to-celebrate-arbor-day/

Florida Arbor Day

Author Sheila Dunning removes tree from nursery pot and prepares for planting.Photo courtesy of UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  The second best time is Arbor Day 2014.  Florida recognizes the event on the third Friday in January, so the next one is January 17, 2014. …

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Florida Arbor Day

  Removal of the container and inspection of the rootball is critical to tree survival. The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  The second best time is Arbor Day 2014.  Florida recognizes the event on the third Friday in January, so the next one is January 17, 2014. Arbor Day is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/17/florida-arbor-day/

With Arbor Day Approaching; Good Time To Plant Spring-flowering Trees

As mentioned in the article written by Carrie Stevenson last week, we celebrate Arbor Day here in Florida on January 18th this year. It’s a day we specifically set aside to celebrate and appreciate the role living trees play in improving our lives and our environment. With that in mind, many people plant trees to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/16/with-arbor-day-approaching-good-time-to-plant-spring-flowering-trees/

Arbor Day 2013

Master Gardeners demonstrate correct tree planting techniques. Arbor Day (which literally means, “Tree Day”) was founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, a naturalist and journalist in Nebraska.  By 1882, it was celebrated by thousands of schoolchildren nationwide, who planted trees and took care of them with their classmates.  Today, millions of communities and schools …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/11/arbor-day-2013/