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For $5, get your own tree to plant


The Green Thumb Festival in St. Petersburg is known as one of the best horticulture festivals in Florida.

The two-day event, at Walter Fuller Park the weekend of April 28-29, attracts thousands of horticultural enthusiasts and offers more than 1,000 tree saplings for $5 each to celebrate Arbor Day.

The event was established in 1986 by the St. Petersburg Parks Department to secure a Tree City USA award from the Arbor Day Foundation. The city has received the award every year since.

The free, family-friendly event also includes a recycling rally, complimentary mulch and arborist advice.

Lauren Martin, B2 Communications

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