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Louisiana Arbor Day Tree Seedling Giveaway – Covington LA
January 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Keep Covington Beautiful will celebrate Louisiana Arbor Day with a tree seedling giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon, or until seedlings are gone, Jan. 28 at the Covington Farmers Market. Volunteers are needed to help wrap and distribute the seedlings. Anyone who can help should email the group at email@example.com.
One hundred of each of the following bare-root seedlings will be available:
- Black Gum, or black tupelo, a slow to moderate grower averaging a height of 20′ to 30′ in cultivation; prizred by wildlife and bees.
- Pond Cypress, a smaller version of the bald cypress; experiences such slow growth that it is considered non-invasive.
- Possum Haw, large shrub/small tree averaging 12′ high by 8′ wide, but can go to 20.’ Often multi-stemmed, with berries in fall.
- Red Bay, a small evergreen tree up to 40 feet that grows in full sun to partial shade; Slow to moderate growth.
- Shumard Oak, averages 50′ tall, but can double that in full sun and ideal conditions; acorns and excellent shade.
- Smooth Sumac, colony-forming shrub 10-20 ft. with short, crooked, leaning trunks and picturesque branches.
For information, visit keepcovingtonbeautiful.org, call (985) 867-3652 or follow us on Facebook.