City of Tavares

Posted on: January 9, 2018

Arbor Day Celebration - Saturday, January 20 from 10-3 in Wooton Park,

ArborDay poster final

Come Celebrate Arbor Day with the City of Tavares on Saturday, January 20 from 10-3 in Wooton Park, Tavares.  

This years Arbor Day Celebration is a collaboration between the City of Tavares, UF/IFAS and Lake Soil and Water Conservation District. There will be tree give-aways - LSWCD is providing 500 chickasaw plum trees and Tavares Middle School Critical Thinking class will be supplying hundreds of Tabebuia saplings.  Duke Energy is sponsoring a birds of prey display and SECO Energy is also donating trees.  

Arbor Day celebration kicks off the Tavares 2018 America in Bloom urban forestry program for a future Tree City USA designation!  

For more information on the City of Tavares Arbor Day celebration please contact Traci Anderson, Landscape Specialist, at 352.516.8786 or at  Wooton Park is located at 150 E Ruby Street, Tavares.

Schedule of Events:


  • 10:30 am – Tree Dedication – Palm Garden Club of Tavares
  • 11:30 am – Pruning Techniques and Tools.  UF/IFAS Extension Agent, Brooke Moffis
  • 12:30 pm – From Feathers to Foliage. Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, Laura Vonmutius
  • 1:30 pm - Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Central Florida- Master Gardener
  • 2:30 pm – Tree Walk, a tree tour around Wooton Park.  Master Gardener


  • Visit UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore for University of Florida recommended books
  • Make your own Wildflower Seed Bomb with Girl Scouts
  • Create t-shirt tote bags, Lake County Green Party. BYOT (Bring your own T-Shirt)
  • Visit educational booths by Florida Native Plant Society & CISMA
  • Check out the Lake Soil & Water Conservation District annual poster contest
  • Be prepared for sever weather. Lake Emergency Services
  • Meet and greet Smokey the Bear
  • Get help with landscape problems by the UF/IFAS Master Gardener Mobile Plant Clinic

 Avalon Park will also be featuring a Movie in the Square on Friday, January 19th - The Lorax

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