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Tree Love In Nature's Place to Play

Appreciation of the outdoors, wildlife and conservation run deep in Nature‚Äôs Place to Play. Parks, preserves, wildlife management areas, Environmentally Sensitive Lands, a state forest and a state park together comprise 107,000 acres and a third of Adventure Coast lands. Enjoy them; explore them; value them Earth Day, Arbor Day and every day.

What provides habitat, fresh air, shade, scenic views and so much more? Trees, of course!

April 27 is National Arbor Day, a time to highlight these important resources.

Straight up or sprawling, young or ancient, needle or leaf-bearing, trees enrich our Adventure Coast landscape in countless ways. 

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Tree Facts from the Department of Agriculture

"The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day."

"One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people."

"The planting of trees means improved water quality, resulting in less runoff and erosion. This allows more recharging of the ground water supply. Wooded areas help prevent the transport of sediment and chemicals into streams." from the USDA Forest Service.

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The National Arbor Day Foundation's overall mission is to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Since 1972, during events nationwide, members plant thousands of trees. These efforts help restore forests and beautify urban settings.  

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Tree City USA is another National Arbor Day program, affording more than 135 million people the benefit of cleaner air, shade, lower energy costs, and storm water control through the vital urban forest management framework provided by its community improvement program. Brooksville has been a proud Tree City USA Community for 24 years.

Join the City of Brooksville's Beautification Board and City Council Members as they host the 29th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 27. In honor of National Arbor Day and Project Looking Ahead, students are creating Arbor Day themed poster art and planting trees. The event will be held at the Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse located at 66 Russell Street, Brooksville, 34601, beginning at 10:00am.

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As summed up by Theodore Roosevelt,"To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees."

Enjoy trees on national Arbor Day, Florida Arbor Day and every day around Nature's Place to Play. Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation.