Don’t just plant a tree for Arbor Day. Make sure it comes from a certified nursery!

April 27, 2011

Arbor Day is this Friday, April 29, and citizens across the country will be celebrating by planting trees. We all know that trees benefit the environment, but where you purchase your tree can impact the environment, as well. Florida is a sentinel state for pests and diseases, and many of these invasive species are unknowingly transported into and around the state in food products, firewood and plant material. DPI inspects the state’s registered nurseries for harmful plant and apiary pests and diseases. By making sure to purchase your Arbor Day tree from a certified nursery, you can help stop the spread of pests and diseases in Florida. DPI maintains a list of certified nurseries organized by county in its nursery directory. For more information, visit http://freshfromflorida.com/pi/or call 888-397-1517. To learn more about Arbor Day, visit http://www.arborday.com/.

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