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Annual tree give-away set for this Saturday at Shelby Co. Fairgrounds

The City of Shelbyville Stormwater Utility and Shelbyville High School Earth Club will host a tree give-away.   The event will be held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 8 from 8:00am until the trees are all gone.

 

The 1400 tree seedlings come from the Department of Natural Resources Vallonia State Nursery.  This year, the event will offer Bald Cypress, American Plum, White Pine, Red Oak, Gray Dogwood, Hazelnut, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Shagbark Hickory, Pecan, Northern White Cedar, Tulip Tree, Persimmon, Chestnut Oak, and Redbud.

 

The tree give-away would not be possible if not for all of our partners and volunteers.  Over 13,200 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 dbyers@cityofshelbyvillein.com, 317.364.4990.