Jacksonville, Florida …….Greenscape announces: 26th Annual Flowering Tree Sale
Saturday, February 23, 2013 7am – 1pm
NEW LOCATION: The sale will take place this year at the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Hendricks Avenue in the heart of San Marco. The property is made available for this community event courtesy of East San Marco LLC – a partnership of St. Joe and Regency Centers.
NEW ITEMS: In addition to the wide variety of deeply discounted trees that is always available, this year will be the launch of specialty areas. Banners will guide the public to the Native Plants, Edibles and Ornamental species as well as a full array of Flowers.
NEW PREVIEW SALE: On Friday, February 22nd from 3:00pm to 5:00pm current Members of Greenscape of Jacksonville are invited to attend the special preview sale. Membership levels start at $25 and may be purchased online at www.greenscapeofjacksonville.org or call 398-5757.
Plan to come early as past years often sell out. This annual event provides deeply discounted trees to the public and serves as a fundraiser for Greenscape of Jacksonville, the local non-profit tree planting volunteer organization. By Mayoral Proclamation, the Flowering Tree Sale is Jacksonville’s official Arbor Day.
Thousands of trees and shrubs will be offered at $10.00 each. Varieties include Magnolias, Live Oaks, Hollies, Crape Myrtles, Disease Resistant Elms, Azaleas, Bald Cypress, Red Maples, Redbuds, Hydrangeasand River Birch. All material will be in three gallon containers. Proceeds from the Sale support tree planting programs for Greenscape in Jacksonville.
As in the past, representatives from the Division of Forestry, tree growers, arborists, the Duval County Master Gardener Program, JEA Forestry, the Native Plant Society, and the American Society of Landscape Architects will be on hand to answer questions and assist in selections.
Greenscape acknowledges JAXPORT for their generous support. Additional sponsorships from The Florida Times Union, WJXT- Channel 4, OE&S Office Environments and Systems, Coastal Equipment Systems, San Marco East LLC, Folio Weekly and Trad’s Garden Center, help in the success of this event. Trees will be sold by Board Members and volunteers of Greenscape of Jacksonville, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching our community through the planting, protection and promotion of trees.