Celebrate Florida Arbor Day with a free native food tree.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
Volusia County residents are encouraged by the environmental management division to plant native food trees this January with the county’s tree giveaway. Each Volusia County household is eligible to receive two free trees.
According to a release, Trees will be available from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, January 20, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 21, at five pickup locations across the county. All pickup locations will carry Darrow’s blueberry, highbush blueberry, persimmon, and yaupon holly trees, while additional species are available at specific locations.
The pickup locations and the additional types of trees at each location are as follows:
- Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Avenue in Deltona
- Dwarf chestnut and longleaf pine
- Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Boulevard in New Smyrna Beach
- Dwarf chestnut and southern crabapple
- Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Point Drive in Ponce Inlet
- Longleaf pine and southern red cedar
- Tiger Bay, 4316 W. International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach
- Live oak and southern crabapple
- Stetson Aquatic Center, 2636 Alhambra Avenue in DeLand
- Live oak and southern red cedar
Trees are available while supplies last, and proof of Volusia County residency is required. For more information, contact Environmental Management at 386-736-5927 or visit https://bit.ly/vcfreetrees.
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