Free tree giveaway set for Saturday, Oct. 13

The White-flowering Dogwood is one five tree species to be offered at this year’s Fayetteville tree and shrub giveaway

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They’re green. They’re leafy. They’re trees, and if you show up to the Fayetteville Square this Saturday morning, you can get yourself a free one.

For the 14th year, the city’s Parks & Recreation department, along with the Urban Forestry Advisory Board, will give away free trees and shrubs beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Town Center Plaza on the south side of the Fayetteville square.

Tree varieties available this year include Black Oak, Kentucky Coffeetree, Thornless Honeylocust Shademaster, and White-Flowering Dogwood. Shrubs species include Possumhaw Holly and Fragrant Sumac Gro-low.

Informational flyers on tree species and planting instructions will be available with each tree. Urban Forestry staff and Urban Forestry Advisory Board members will be available to offer tree planting tips.

Fayetteville residents can get up to one free tree or shrub per adult in attendance, while supplies last. Participants should bring a city utility bill, driver’s license, piece of mail, or similar item that proves their residency.

Get yourself a free tree.