First-ever Arbor Festival to kick off Arbor Month celebration

Department of Agriculture (DOAG) Forestry and Soil Resources Division (FRSD), with UOG Center for Island Sustainability & Sea Grant and several small businesses invites the community to join us at Jeff’s Pirates Cove on October 1, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Ridge to Reef festivities with ArborFest, a celebration of trees and all they do for our island ecosystems.

We invite the community to celebrate with us! Smokey Bear and friends will be dancing to the music of Joe & Gene.

There will be art and cultural activities, education and outreach information, a native tree maze, readings by UOG Press authors and much more!

Learn how to minimize your carbon footprint with a car show featuring Japanese mini cars. Discover how to make coconut rhino beetle traps from dead coconut trees and rope from pågo trees.

Listen to stories about a native tree and her jungle friends, and purchase arbor art from local artists.

TÅSA will explain how canoes are made, which trees are used, and the process involved. The Marianas Audubon Society will showcase bird nests and talk about the migratory birds that visit Guam every year.

The Guam Beekeepers Association will be there with a taste of Guam honey!

Join the DOAG Hunter Education Program for simulated “Shoot don’t shoot” scenarios, taste tea from DOAG Agriculture Development Services, meet DOAG DAWR’s ko’ko bird, and learn about native trees from DOAG foresters.

The Sea Grant outreach trailer will be there to showcase turtle research along with UOG Marine Lab, the UOG Center for Island Sustainability, and the UOG Community Nutrition Education Program with some tasty treats and recipes.

The UOG Western Pacific Tropical Research Center will show their Forests of Guam Video and have forest health experts there to talk about trees and invasive species.

USDA APHIS will have their demonstration pig corral and some brown tree snakes that want to get up close and personal.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram accounts for more Arbor Month activities: @doag.forestry @doag.dawr @doag.adsguam @doag.biosecurity.

Bring your personal water bottles to refill at available water stations.

Lunch will be available for purchase at Jeff’s. ArborFest, lunch specials for purchase include: BBQ combo ribs & chicken with red rice, or falafel wrap, or hotdog, or a 1/4lb cheddar cheeseburger all with fries!

There will be raffles and giveaways for attendees, fresh raw honey and produce for sale, seed and seedlings available.

Join us and all our amazing partners on Oct, 1st at Jeff’s Pirates Cove – Biba Arbor Month kickoff at ArborFest!

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