Alachua County and City of Newberry celebrate Arbor Day 2022

Press release from Alachua County

Volunteers and participants of all ages are invited to join the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department and the Newberry City Parks Department to celebrate Arbor Day 2022. The event is on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 3 p.m., at the Easton Sports Complex (24880 N.W. 16th Avenue, Newberry). 

Participants will plant 15 new trees. Free trees will be available to anyone interested in planting new trees at home. Demonstrations and information will be provided for proper tree planting and care. Community leaders will help commemorate the celebration, and there will also be a special guest reading from The Lorax.

Florida Arbor Day is a State celebration held on the third Friday of January. Arbor Day originated in 1872 when Sterling Morton of Nebraska City, Nebraska, organized the planting of one million trees. Since that time, Arbor Day has spread to thousands of communities across America and the world. The celebration is meant to recognize and support the planting of trees.

Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation, its history, and the many reasons to invest in trees.