Town hands out trees for Arbor Day

Published 10:09 am Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Town of Farmville gave away about 1,500 tree seedlings to celebrate the town’s Arbor Day on Saturday, March 25. Since 2007, the town has given away over 14,000 trees to be planted, according to a town press release.

“Arbor Day is an excellent opportunity to educate the public and foster the care of and planting of trees, which helps to preserve the beauty of our town,” Town Horticulturist and Tree Board Member David Fowlkes said in the release.

“The Arbor Day tree giveaway was made possible through the combined efforts of the Town of Farmville and its tree board, local Master Gardeners, local Boy Scouts and the Virginia Department of Forestry,” town officials said in the release. “The Tree Board encourages residents to submit pictures on the tree board’s Facebook page of trees that were obtained at past giveaways that have been planted and are flourishing.”