Florida Arbor Day Celebration - Friday, January 21 at Bobby Hicks Park

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Florida Arbor Day is Friday, January 21 and the date coincides with the season most that is most favorable to plant trees in the Sunshine State. At 10:30 a.m. dozens of native trees will be planted in Bobby Hicks Park, located at 4201 W. Mango Avenue.  The plantings are a result of a grant received by the Tampa Garden Club that paid for the purchase of the trees and their expert installation by arborist Jason Zysk of Greenworks.

The trees are being placed in conjunction with the City’s planned pathway near the Boys and Girls Club in the park.

This funding for this project was provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. USDA is working to implement provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to put Americans back to work and rejuvenate the nation's economy. The Recovery Act provided USDA with nearly $28 billion in funding, of that, $1.15 billion has been allocated to the Forest Service for project work in forest restoration, hazardous fuels reduction, construction and maintenance of facilities, trails, and roads, green energy projects and grants to states, tribes, and private landowners.