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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Annual Arbor Day Ceremony to be held at Coquina Park

39th Annual Arbor Day  Ceremony & Sapling Distribution

Saplings giveaway includes Live Oak, Magnolia, and Loquat

The City of St. Augustine’s Annual Arbor Day Ceremony will take place at 11:00am on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Coquina Park, located in the South Davis Shores neighborhood at 91 Coquina Ave.  Limited street parking for those who wish to attend the ceremony will be available nearby and residents are encouraged to walk or ride bikes.

To celebrate the city’s designation as a Tree City for 39 consecutive years, this year’s ceremony will include opening remarks by Vice Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline, the planting of one Live Oak tree by city officials, and remarks from the Street Tree Advisory Committee (STAC) Chair, Freemont Latimer.

In addition to the saplings being distributed at Coquina Park, there will be a drive-thru distribution of saplings from 10:00am to 2:00pm, or while supplies last, via the W. Castillo Drive Entrance of the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, located at 25 W. Castillo Drive. This year, City staff will be giving away Live Oak, Magnolia, and Loquat trees.

Questions and media inquiries may be directed to Melissa Wissel, Communications Director, via email or by calling 904.825.1053.

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