Arbor Day Tree Giveaway And Art Contest Set For Jan. 20 In Barrineau Park

January 11, 2018

The annual Arbor Day tree giveaway is coming up Saturday, January 20 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Barrineau Park Community Center, and entries are being accepted now in an Arbor Day art contest.

Each attendee will receive two free native one-gallon trees. Species available include tulip poplar, Chickasaw plum, Shumard oak, and fringetree.

To participate in the Arbor Day Mail Art Contest, mail  a drawing, painting, or mixed media artwork with the theme, “Strong Trees, Strong Communities” to Arbor Day Art Contest c/o Escambia County Extension, 3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment, FL 32533.  Include your name, age, and contact information on the back of your artwork. Contest entries must arrive by mail or be dropped off by January 18, and will be judged at the Tree Giveaway on January 20.

First place winners will receive prizes including a 7-gallon tree, a shovel, and a tree book. Second place winners will receive a tree book and and third place winners win gardening gloves. Categories include children (12-under), teen (13-18), and adult (over 18). All participants in attendance at the tree giveaway will receive a special edition Arbor Day water bottle featuring last year’s winning design.

For more information about the tree giveaway or art contest, call 850-475-5230 or email


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