Free tree giveaway set for Saturday, Oct. 18 in Fayetteville

It’s time for another free tree giveaway in downtown Fayetteville.

Free trees and shrubs will be available for Fayetteville residents on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the annual Celebration of Trees event on the Town Center Plaza across from the downtown square.

Event flyer

The event begins at 7 a.m. when staff from the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department and members of the Urban Forestry Advisory Board will hand out up to two plants per resident.

Plants available this year may include white oak, bur oak, bald cypress, water tupelo gum, persimmon, red buckeye, fringe tree, rusty blackhaw viburnum, and native azalea.

Trees and shrubs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be in 3-gallon containers, with the exception of the native azalea, which comes in a 2-gallon pot. Each person should be prepared to show proof of Fayetteville residency, such as a recent utility bill or some other form of ID with a current address.

Informational flyers that include plant characteristics, planting suggestions, and management tips will be available with each tree or shrub.

For more information, call 479-444-3486 or 479-444-3470.