Arbor Day Celebration
The City of Palm Coast will be holding its 16th Annual Arbor Day event on September 18th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave. Admission is free! Refreshments and products from vendors will be available for purchase.
The tree tent opens at 9 a.m. A Master Certified Arborist will be in the tree tent from 9 a.m.-noon, offering free guidance on proper pruning, placement, planting, and root shaving techniques. To get a free tree, bring a non-perishable, non-expired food item (human or pet) to trade for the tree while quantities last! City of Palm Coast employees and volunteers will be available to assist with loading the trees into your vehicle.
The native butterfly release will be at 11 a.m. located in the rear of Central Park next to City Hall. There will be other fun activities planned for all ages, including a walk-thru butterfly tent, a petting zoo, and goodie bags for the kids.
While at the event, residents will also be able to take advantage of free paper shredding services. The shredding truck will be located on Park Street. First Coast Shredding staff will be available to assist.
For the free shredding service, acceptable items include staples, paper clips, spirals, notebooks, expired credit cards, checkbooks, and folders with small prongs with small amounts of metal/plastic. Unacceptable items include batteries, three-ring binders, binder clips, hard drives, X-rays, and large amounts of metal/plastic. Shredded materials will be recycled, with the ink and color removed to produce new paper towels, tissues, etc.
"Arbor Day in Palm Coast is such an amazing event year after year and that is thanks to all of the incredible benefits it provides to our residents and the environment,” said City of Palm Coast Urban Forester Carol Mini. "This event is about so much more than trees. It is about bringing together Palm Coast families and friends to support their neighbors in need. Hence the Arbor Day slogan, 'Plant a tree, feed a mouth, grow a community!’ We hope to see everyone there!”
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- 9:00 to 10:30 Entertainment by DJ Vern, Pyramid DJ’s
- 10:30 to 10:50 VertiFit Aerial Arts performance
- 11:00 to 11:15 Native Butterfly Release located in the rear of Central Park next to City Hall (look for signs)
- 11:15 to 2:00 Entertainment by DJ Vern, Pyramid DJ’s
*Due to the recent rise in positive COVID-19 cases, face masks and social distancing is recommended to attendees per CDC guidelines. Face masks and hand sanitizer will be available. For more information, contact Palm Coast Urban Forester Carol Mini at 386-986-3722.
Tree Species Giveaways
- Red Bud, Cercis Canadensis – small flowering understory tree
- Chaste Tree, Vitex agnus castus ‘Shoal Creek’ – small flowering understory tree
- Eastern Hophornbeam, Ostrya virginiana – small to medium understory tree
- Persimmon, Diospyros virginiana, medium fruit tree
- Wild Olive, Osmanthus americanus, small to medium understory tree
A big thanks to our last Arbor Day Celebration sponsors.
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