Among the seedlings being given away Saturday by the Rogersville Tree Board are Redbuds. (submitted photo)
ROGERSVILLE — Fourth grade students at Rogersville City School will have an opportunity to beautify their homes and yards when each of them receives a Redbud tree seedling from the Rogersville Tree Board Friday.
Prior to receiving the trees, students will be instructed in the planting and care of the seedlings.
The Tree Board will offer an additional 220 seedlings to the public on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. until noon.
The seedlings will be available in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church and will include 100 willow oak trees, 100 beautyberry bushes and 20 redbud trees.
If it rains, the seedlings will be available at the Rogersville Depot at the intersection of Depot Street and Broadway Street.
Seedlings are provided by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
The seedling give-away event will kick off Main Street’s Rogersville in Bloom program.
The Tree Board will give the seedlings away in March rather than the Arbor Day Celebration in May in order that the trees may be planted at the best time to grow and thrive.
The Tree Board along with the Rogersville in Bloom committee of the Main Street Program will hold their traditional Arbor Day Celebration with fourth and fifth graders from Rogersville City School in May.
Among the available seedlings are: