Arbor Day

The City of Gulf Shores celebrates 36 years of being named a Tree City with its 36th Annual Arbor Day Celebration, presented by the Gulf Shores Beautification Board. This event will take place on Saturday, February 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center.

Residents of each household that reside within the Gulf Shores corporate limits may select four different trees from six different varieties:

  • Shumard Oak 
  • Hazel Alder
  • Ashe Magnolia
  • Red Maple
  • Eastern Mayhaw
  • American Snowbell

To receive the trees, residents must show proof of residency. The trees are potted in one-gallon containers and are ready for planting. A brochure giving specifics on each tree is available to residents. Members of the Gulf Shores Landscape Division will be onsite to answer questions about the trees. 

As an additional incentive, 12 lucky attendees will receive a free specialty fruit tree. 

For more information about Arbor Day, contact the Engineering Department at 251-968-1166.

2023 Arbor Day Flyer (1)

Photos from the Past Arbor Day Celebrations!

2020 Poster Contest Winners

The 2020 Arbor Day Poster Contest winners from Gulf Shores Elementary School are:

1st Place: Copeland Bender

2nd Place: Jakobie Moss

3rd Place: Red Diamante

2020 State Poster Contest Winners
The Beautification Board of the City of Gulf Shores sponsors the Alabama Arbor Day poster contest for students in fifth grade. Mrs. Marlene Johnt works with the students to develop concepts and techniques. Posters are judged with winners at the local level. The first place piece is submitted to the Alabama poster contest. Copeland and his family will traveled to Montgomery on February 27, to share his artwork with Governor Kaye Ivey and be recognized as the first place winner for the State of Alabama. Following a short speech, Copeland planted a tree on the Capitol grounds with Governor Ivey. Copeland’s poster and those of the second and third place local winners are currently on display at the Alabama State Park Woodside Restaurant.