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Learn about, buy trees at Elachee Tree Day

Tree lovers can learn about trees and buy trees at Elachee Tree Day on Saturday.

Kim Marks, director of development and communications at Elachee Nature Science Center, said having native trees in a landscape can attract pollinators and provide habitat for wildlife.

Elachee Tree Day

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21

Where: Elachee Visitor Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville

How much: Free, extra fee for some activities 

Marks said the event “provides a service to the community to have a way to find those things, those types of plants, because they’re not always available at a local nursery.”

The event comes at a good time, too, as the region lost a significant number of mature trees during Tropical Storm Irma, Marks added.

Experts such as Master Gardeners will be on hand to help people select the best plants for their landscapes.

Another expert on hand will be author Mark Warren, who will give a presentation at 11 a.m. and sign Volume 1 of his new nature book series, “Secrets of the Forest,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visit to see a list of the plants that will be available.

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