In recognition of Earth Day, roughly 2,000 tree seedlings are being given away starting today by the Daviess County Conservation District.
This year’s giveaway is being held at Horse Fork Creek Park (3005 Fairview Drive) from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. today and Friday, while supplies last. The seedlings are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and limited to 10 per person.
There are 10 varieties of tree seedling available: bald cypress, grey dogwood, pecan, yellow poplar, pawpaw, shumard red oak, persimmon and white pine.
Descriptions are provided for each variety of tree, and planting instructions are available upon request.
“It’s just a way to give back to the community and it’s great for conservation.” said Emily Murphy, Daviess County Conservation District administrative secretary. “That’s one of the main things we strive for.”
The event is sponsored by the Daviess County Conservation District, Daviess County Fiscal Court, Daviess County Parks and Recreation, and USDA/NRCS.