Below is a Press Release from Keep Nassau Beautiful with complete details:
For Immediate Release
Lynda Bell, Executive Director Keep Nassau Beautiful
Keep Nassau Beautiful Hosts Free Tree Drive-through Events
In celebration of Florida Arbor Day Keep Nassau Beautiful plans to distribute up to 500 free trees to Nassau County residents.
Beginning Saturday, January 16 and on subsequent Saturdays in January Keep Nassau Beautiful (KNB) volunteers and partner organizations will be holding three free-tree drive-through events where residents will pick-up one or two free trees to be planted in Nassau County.
Individuals, businesses, and organizations may reserve free trees by completing two easy steps; reviewing UF/IFAS tree fact sheets for the available species and viewing an educational video led by UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension. Once the on-line learning is complete residents will be ready to complete the reservation form to select their preferred tree species and pick-up location. Completion of the reservation form is required 72 hours prior to the drive-through event. Nassau County proof of residency and a KNB free-tree voucher are required to pick up one or two of our 3-gallon size trees. Residents are also asked to help the tree get its best chance at a healthy long life by following a watering schedule until the tree gets established.
Free tree drive-through events are scheduled as follows: Fernandina Beach, Saturday, Jan. 16, Callahan, Saturday, Jan. 23, and Yulee, Saturday, Jan. 30. All events will be held between 9am – Noon. Details and reservation form at https://keepnassaubeautiful.org/news-and-events/.
The project is being generously funded through dedicated grants, fundraising activities and private donations. Liberty Landscape Supply sponsors the supply of up to 7-species of trees for the drive-through events.
“Trees are essential to addressing the negative effects of climate change, maintaining wildlife habitat, retaining property values and providing aesthetic beauty,” said Kelley McCarter, KNB Board Secretary and Project Chair, “Keep Nassau Beautiful is looking forward to celebrating Florida Arbor Day with these free-tree drive-through events.”
For more information KNB@KeepNassauBeautiful.org or 904-261-0165.
Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc. is working to inspire, educate, and equip individuals, groups, businesses and governments to take action to make Nassau County a place where residents, visitors and wildlife can thrive and experience the beauty of Nassau County. www.keepnassaubeautiful.org