Annual Tree Giveaway at the Celebration of Trees

Tuesday, October 09 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

On Saturday, October 13th, at 7:00 a.m. Mayor Lioneld Jordan, the City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department, and the City of Fayetteville Urban Forestry Advisory Board will be giving out FREE trees and shrubs to City residents. The 20th annual tree giveaway, locally recognizing Arbor Day, will be held on the Arvest Bank Plaza on the Northeast corner of Fayetteville’s Historic Downtown Square. The event is held annually with the goal of helping to grow the urban forest. Adults should be prepared to show proof of their City residency before selecting a tree or shrub.

The Celebration of Trees is a one-day event, but growing a tree is a sustained endeavor that positively impacts the urban forest in Fayetteville for years into the future. Over the last 20 years the City has given away over 13,000 trees and shrubs to citizens.

Date: Saturday, October 13
Time: 7:00 a.m. until supplies are exhausted
Location: Arvest Bank Plaza on Center Street on the Downtown Historic Square

Quantities: Limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Limit (2) plants per adult Fayetteville resident that is present at the event. 

Trees and shrubs available this year will include:

  • Arrowood Viburnum – Viburnum dentatum
  • Paw Paw – Asimina triloba
  • Persimmon – Diospyros virginiana
  • Rusty Viburnum – Viburnum rufidulum
  • White Oak – Quercus alba
  • Catalpa Tree - Catalpa speciosa
  • Bald cypress- Taxodium distichum
  • Black Gum- Nyssa sylvatica
  • Willow Oak- Quercus phellos
  • Sycamore- Platanus occidentalis
  • Winterberry- Ilex vertisalata
  • Red Bud- Cercis canadensis
  • Walters Viburnum- Viburnum obovatum ‘Reifler’s Dwarf’
  • Button Bush- Cephalanthus occidentalis
  • Native Fringe- Chionanthus virgincus


Questions Call (479) 444-3486 or (479) 444-3470

The Urban Forestry Advisory Board and Urban Forestry staff stress “Right Tree, Right Place.” Trees can take many years to reach their mature height and spread. It is important for homeowners to take all surroundings into consideration when choosing the location for their new tree. To avoid heavy pruning or removal, consider the mature height of the tree and proximity near overhead power lines. Residents should always contact Arkansas One Call at 811 or (800) 482-8998 before digging.

Informational flyers regarding plant characteristics, planting suggestions, and management tips will be available with each tree or shrub at the Celebration of Trees 2018 event. 

Visit http://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/234/Celebration-of-Trees to learn more about each species. 

 

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