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Posted on: February 17, 2017

City celebrates Arbor Day with tree giveaway

The City of Texarkana, Texas will partner with several local organizations, the Texas A&M Forest Service and the Arkansas Forestry Commission to giveaway trees during Texarkana's third annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Spring Lake Park across from the Rotary Splash Pad.

Members of Texarkana Water Utilities, the City of Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department, the City of Texarkana, Texas Planning and Community Development Department, the Arkansas Forestry Commission, and the Texas A&M Forest Service will be on-hand to help give away bare root seedlings and small potted trees. The public is invited to participate in the tree giveaway by selecting free trees to take home and plant on a first-come first-serve basis.

The tree species have been carefully researched by a certified arborist and varieties were selected that are adaptable to Texarkana's climate. Available species may include Eastern Redbud, Cottonwood, Silky Dogwood, Pecan, Sawtooth Oak, Gobbler Sawtooth Oak, Chestnut Oak, Shumard Oak, Cherrybark Oak, and Nuttall Oak.

For more information, please contact Holden Fleming at 903-798-3901 or holden.fleming@txkusa.org

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