Appleton to Celebrate Florida's Arbor Day

Jan. 7, 2019 — The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will hold its annual Arbor Day celebration on Thursday, Jan. 31.

Arbor Day is a holiday dedicated annually to public tree-planting and appreciation of natural resources. From January and February in the south, all the way to May in the far north, Arbor Day encourages tree-planting not only by groups and organizations, but also individuals

From 11 a.m. to noon in the Appleton auditorium, Greg Barton, Marion County forester, will give a presentation on the ecological value of trees. From noon to 1 p.m., docents will give a tour of flora-themed works and symbolism found throughout the permanent collection. The events are free for Appleton members; included with regular admission fee for nonmembers.

This event is organized by Steve MacKenzie, professor of Environmental Sciences at the College of Central Florida. For more information, contact Griselle Gonzalez at 352-291-4455, ext. 1836, or

Owned and operated by the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit

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