Free trees available Wednesday
By Paul Huggins
Free pine trees, dogwoods and hardwood varieties are available to the first 200 people who come to the Agricultural Service Center on Wednesday.
The giveaway is part of an Arbor Day recognition offered by the Morgan County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Organizers purchased 2,000 trees. Each person can receive a maximum of 10 trees while supplies last. The giveaway begins at 8 a.m.
The trees are saplings that are wrapped and bundled in a bag. The varieties include loblolly pine, dogwood, cherry bark oak, shumard oak, white oak and yellow poplar.
The conservation agency is giving the trees away to remind people that planting trees helps stop soil erosion and run-off into streams, saves energy, provides habitat for wildlife and makes the community more attractive.
The trees come with a brochure offering planting instructions and the benefits from trees to water quality and soil.
The Agricultural Service Center is in Hartselle at 3120 Alabama 36 W. For more information call 773-6543, ext. 3.
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