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Fayetteville Arkansas - 24th annual Celebration of Trees set for Oct 29 21 September 2022 ( news )
Fayetteville , state Arkansas ( By Press Release office)
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Sept . 21 , 2022
Parks , Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs
479 - 444 - 3470
jscott@fayetteville - ar . gov
24th annual Celebration of Trees set for Oct . 29
FAYETTEVILLE , Ark . — The City of Fayetteville will hold its annual Celebration of Trees giveaway on Saturday , Oct . 29 , at the Spring Street Parking Garage .......
Beginning at 7 a . m . , City staff and the Urban Forestry Advisory Board will give out FREE 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 .
This event is the City’s 24th annual recognition of Arbor Day and helps grow Fayetteville’s urban forests . Over the past 23 years , the City has given away more than 16 , 000 trees and shrubs to Fayetteville residents .
Residents are asked to enter the parking deck from Spring Street and exit on N . School Ave . Proof of residency in Fayetteville , such as a utility bill , will need to be shown to receive a free tree or shrub . Each resident may receive two plants . Staff and volunteers will load the plants into the vehicles; participants are asked to stay in their vehicle .
The Celebration of Trees is a one - day event , but growing a tree is a sustained endeavor that will positively impact Fayetteville ' s urban forest for many years . Please consider the location and future growth pattern of the trees when making your selection . Full information about each available species is available on the City’s website at
https://www . fayetteville - ar . gov/trees
Residents are encouraged to have preferred species selected ahead of time . Trees and shrubs available this year include:
White fringe tree –
Witch hazel –
Willow oak –
Bur oak –
Nuttall oak –
Virginia sweetspire ( “Henry’s garnet” ) –
Arrowwood viburnum –
Sweet pecan –
Beauty berry –
Strawberry bush –
Paw paw –
For more information , visit
https://fayetteville - ar . gov/treesor call the City’s Urban Forestry department at 479 - 444 - 3470 .
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