Arbor Day

Gulf Shores Announces it's 33rd Anniversary as a Tree City USA on Arbor Day Feb. 29

The City of Gulf Shores and the Beautification Board announce plans for Arbor Day to be Saturday, February 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Gulf Shores will celebrate its 33rd year as a Tree City USA on our local Arbor Day.    
Residents of each household that reside within the city limits may select four different trees from the six varieties: Red Maple, Fringetree, Walter's Viburnum, Nuttall Oak, Flowering Dogwood, Western Mayhaw.

To receive the trees, residents must register at the check-in table with proof of Gulf Shores residency.  Residents receive four tickets per qualifying household. 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, there will be a drawing for 12 specialty fruit trees at 9 a.m. Residents who are registered and present will be entered into the drawing.

For more information about Arbor Day, contact the Public Works Department at 251-968-1156.

Arbor Day - 2020 Feb 29

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.