Free Event

Arbor Day St. Augustine

Friday, January 17, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.

This is the 37th annual commemoration of Arbor Day in St. Augustine and the 36th year the city has been named a Tree City USA.

Joe Pomar, Jr., Park
1600 Masters Drive, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 825-1053
  • Arbor Day will be celebrated at the J. Edward "Red" Cox Recreational Facility in Lighthouse Park on Friday, January 18, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. Though Arbor Day is celebrated nationally on the last Friday in April, individual states hold ceremonies on dates that are more appropriate for their own tree-planting season. The City of St. Augustine presents its 36h annual celebration of Arbor Day, and the public is welcome to attend.

    Smokey Bear will be on site to greet children and lead distribution of free saplings to the public including Southern Red Cedar, Sweet Bay Magnolia, and Florida Loquat. Guests can have their photos taken with Smokey.

    Also on hand will be city officials who will plant trees in the park. There will be presentations by the Street Tree Advisory Committee (STAC).

    The Arbor Day event is held annually to recognize the importance of trees to the ecosystem and to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees in their own lives and backyards. The City of St. Augustine is proud to be designated a Tree City USA once again this year. More than 100 trees have been planted as part of the city's Arbor Day ceremonies. This year, the city will plant three flowering D.D. Blanchard Magnolias that will gro to ove 50 feet.

    Admission: FREE

    When: Friday, January 17, 2020, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

    Where: Joe Pomar, Jr., Park is located at 1600 Masters Drive in St. Augustine FL 32084.

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