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Plant trees at Apalachee Regional Park to celebrate Arbor Day

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Jan 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 11:08:58-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Celebrate Arbor Day this Saturday by planting trees at Apalachee Regional Park. 

The event will begin Jan. 20, 2018, Saturday, at 7550 Apalachee Parkway. It starts at 9 a.m.

"This is a fun opportunity for volunteers to reconnect with the earth while helping increase the beauty of the area," said a news release from the Leon County Government and the City of Tallahassee. 

This year, planting includes a diverse mix of more than 165 native trees, including large shade trees such as Live Oak, Nuttall Oak and Black Tupelo. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, shovels, rakes and friends.

At last year's event, hundreds of trees and shrubs were planted by friends and families at Lake Henrietta Park.

For more information, contact Dean Richards, Leon County Public Works, at (850) 606-1400 or RichardsD@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 or cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov.

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