FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2019
Saturday’s Celebration of Trees Relocated Due to Weather
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Due to projected weather conditions, the City of Fayetteville’s twenty-first annual Celebration of Trees and tree giveaway on Saturday, October 26, has been moved from the Arvest Bank Plaza on the square to the Spring Street Parking Deck on the corner of Spring Street and School Avenue. The event is set to begin at 7 a.m.
Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan, the City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department, and the City of Fayetteville Urban Forestry Advisory Board will be giving out FREE trees and shrubs to Fayetteville residents. Trees are given on a first-come, first-served basis, and numbers are limited, so come early!
Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: 7:00 a.m. until supplies are exhausted
Location: Spring Street Parking Deck, corner of Spring Street and School Avenue.
Quantities: Limit (2) plants per adult Fayetteville resident that is present at the event.
Trees and shrubs available this year will include:
-Arrowood viburnum – Viburnum dentatum
-Paw Paw – Asimina triloba
-Persimmon – Diospyros virginiana
-White oak – Quercus alba
-Bald cypress- Taxodium distichum
-Black gum- Nyssa sylvatica
-Willow oak- Quercus phellos
-Button bush- Cephalanthus occidentalis
-Swamp chestnut oak- Quercus michauxii
-Fothergilla- Fothergilla major
Questions? Call (479) 444-3486 or (479) 444-3470
Informational flyers regarding plant characteristics, planting suggestions, and management tips will be available with each tree or shrub at the Celebration of Trees 2019 event.
Visit http://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/234/Celebration-of-Trees to learn more about each species.