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Tree give-away set for Blue River Memorial Park on Wednesday

The City of Shelbyville Stormwater Utility and Shelbyville High School Earth Club and partners will once again host a tree give-away.   This year the event will be held at Blue River Memorial Park near the splash pad.  The event will run from 1:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 20.


The 1200 tree seedlings come from the Department of Natural Resources Vallonia State Nursery.  This year, we will offer White Pine, Swamp White Oak, Red Oak, Bald Cypress, Sycamore, Black Cherry, Chinkapin Oak and Tulip Tree.


The tree give-away would not be possible if not for all of our partners and volunteers.  Over 12,000 tree seedlings have been distributed thanks to the Shelby County Soil and Water Conservation District, Shelbyville High School Earth Club, City of Shelbyville Stormwater Utility, local tree hero Kris Schwickrath, the Shelby County Recycling District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.


For more information or to volunteer to help with the give-away, please contact Derrick Byers, 317.364.4990.