Free tree giveaway set for Oct. 29 in Fayetteville

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It’s time for the annual tree giveaway in Fayetteville.

Free trees and shrubs will be available for Fayetteville residents on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the 24rd annual Celebration of Trees event at the Spring Street Parking Deck on the corner of Spring Street and School Avenue.

Beginning at 7 a.m., city staff and members from the city’s Urban Forestry Advisory Board will give out trees and shrubs to Fayetteville residents in a drive-through manner on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will take place until all trees and shrubs are given away.

Each resident may receive two plants. Staff and volunteers will load the plants into vehicles. The tree giveaway will continue until supplies are gone.

Participants are encouraged to decide on their preferred species ahead of time to speed up the process.

Species available this year include:
Buttonbush – Cephalanthus occidentalis
White fringe tree – Chionanthus viginicus
Witch hazel – Hamamelis virginiana
Willow oak – Quercus phellos
Bur oak – Quercus macrocarpa
Nuttall oak – Quercus texana
Virginia sweetspire (“Henry’s garnet”) – Itea viginica
Arrowwood viburnum – Viburnum dentatum
Sweet pecan – Carya illinoinensis
Beauty berry – Callicarpa americana
Strawberry bush – Euonymus americanus
Paw paw – Asmina triloba

For more information, call 479-444-3470.