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Monday, January 26, 2009

Orange County Celebrates Florida Centennial Arbor Day - January is Best Time to Plant A Tree

Orange County, Florida - Join Mayor Richard T. Crotty and the Board of Orange County Commissioners on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at 8:30 a.m., for a tree planting ceremony to commemorate Florida Arbor Day. The tree will be planted outside the Orange County Administration Center at 201 South Rosalind Avenue, in beautiful downtown Orlando. Mayor Crotty reminds citizens that January is the best time to plant a tree in Florida, proclaiming January 27, 2009 as Arbor Day in Orange County. An exhibit offering tree and landscaping information will be set up in the Florida Friendly Landscaping Demonstration Garden from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with Orange County/University of Florida Extension Master Gardeners on hand to answer landscaping questions. The garden is located outside the Administration Center on the corner of Rosalind and Jackson. At 9:00 a.m., following the tree planting, the Board of County Commissioners will convene inside for the commission chambers. Orange County will again be recognized as a Tree City USA community, earning this honor for its commitment to the health and value of its urban tree canopy. Evidence of the county’s dedication is its support for the care and planting of trees, a tree ordinance to ensure tree protection, and programs designed to give citizens free trees for residential planting. For more information on Arbor Day in Orange County, please contact Nancy Rodlun, Community Outreach Coordinator, Orange County Environmental Protection Division, at 407-836-1400.

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