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Tree giveaway set for Feb. 15 in Henry
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February 06, 2013 12:44 PM | 1090 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In honor of Georgia’s Arbor Day, the Henry county Soil and Water Conservation District will be sponsoring its seedling giveaway Feb. 15 starting at 8:30 a.m.

The district is partnering with the Henry County Master Gardeners during this annual event.

Four locations will be giving away seedlings — The USDA Service Center, 333 Phillips Drive, McDonough; Heritage Par, 101 Lake Dow Road, McDonough; Locust Grove Municipal Building, 3644 Georgia 42, Locust Grove; and Stockbridge City Hall, 4640 N. Henry Blvd., Stockbridge.

The district has selected Catalpa, Redbud and River Birch seedlings for this year’s giveaway. Due to the climate, Georgia celebrates Arbor Day on the third Friday in February each year, even though national Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Plant Your Legacy.”

“We’re not only leaving a legacy for future generations, but planting these trees will add to the health and beauty of our community, making a difference today, as well,” Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District Chairman David Almand said.

For more information on the giveaway, call the Natural Resources Conservation Service office at (770) 957-5705 extension 3.

For more information on National Arbor Day, go to the National Arbor Day Foundation at www.arborday.org/arborday.

For more information on Georgia’s State Arbor Day visit www.gatrees.org.
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