CANCELED: Talk & Tour: Tree Planting


Our March Talk & Tour is all about planting trees.

This hands-on event will be led by Certified Arborist Joe Gross.

  • Learn how to properly plant and care for trees and shrubs.

  • Find out what a “root ball” is

  • Plant a tree or shrub in one of our designated planting areas

  • Learn why we don’t plant trees on the graves

Our “tree leader” for this talk is Mr. Joe Gross. Joe is a native Floridian and USF graduate (Criminology BA and MPA).

He has served in regulatory capacities for several jurisdictions within the Tampa Bay region and joined Hillsborough County in 2015.

He has been a Certified Arborist for over twenty years and is also a Master Naturalist and Master Gardener.

  • Good attire for planting: gardening gloves, light breathable clothing, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunhat, closed toed shoes
  • Bad attire for planting: sandals, opened-toe shoes, white sneakers, and basically any garment that is afraid to get dirty.
  • All tools needed to plant trees will be provided. However, if you have a shovel, please bring it.
  • Restrooms and water fountain are available. Snacks will be provided.
  • PETS: We love pets, but for their safety and the safety of others, please leave them at home when you are attending Talk & Tours.
*Bring a refillable water bottle

Saturday, March 28 at 9:00 a.m.

Heartwood Preserve Conservation Cemetery

4100 Starkey Blvd., Trinity, FL, 34655

“Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish.”