Eustis Celebrates National Arbor Day

Published on April 27, 2023

Adults and kids planting a tree outside

The City of Eustis will celebrate National Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, 2023, at 10 a.m. at Eustis Heights Elementary School at 250 W. Atwater Ave. As part of the event, a City official or employee will read the National Arbor Day Proclamation and students from fourth and fifth-grade classes will participate in a ceremonial tree planting. The event is open to the public. 

Earlier this month, Eustis was named a 2023 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
It is the 29th year Eustis has earned this national recognition. Eustis received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program. The prestigious award honors environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care in Tree City USA communities

Eustis achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements; a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

“I’m proud that our City is being recognized as a Tree City USA again this year to honor our commitment to enhance our economic vitality and help beautify our community,” said Mayor Holland. “Getting the local students involved in this community event is a great way for them to learn and appreciate how important trees are.”

Cleaner air, improved stormwater management, and energy savings are among the benefits Tree City USA communities enjoy. When properly planted and maintained, trees provide multiple benefits to a community. They help improve a neighborhood’s visual appeal, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.

Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. More information can be found at