Marietta Tree Keepers to distribute free trees this Saturday

A drawing of a family planting trees

Do you want to get outdoor exercise, help beautify Marietta, and make practical steps toward healing the environment?

The Marietta Tree Keepers will be handing out free trees at the Marietta Square farmer’s market this Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 9 a.m. until noon.

The following will be available.

•    Free tree bareroot seedlings and planting instructions

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•    Free tree information literature

The announcement on the City of Marietta website described the event as follows:

This event is free to the public. Tree bareroot seedlings will be given away on the Marietta Square during the Farmers Market until we run out.  The variety of trees are Swamp Chestnut Oak, Redbud, Tulip Poplar, Persimmon & Bald Cypress.  Radio show host, Ashley Frasca, of Green & Growing, will be there to answer gardening questions. Look for the Marietta Tree Keeper tent and banner.

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In an effort to promote awareness of Arbor Day, Marietta Tree Keepers will give away “Free Trees” on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 9am-12noon or until we run out of free tree bareroot seedlings. The variety of trees are Swamp Chestnut Oak, Redbud, Tulip Poplar, Persimmon & Bald Cypress.  Free literature will also be available on selecting trees, caring for trees and maintaining trees. Radio show host, Ashley Frasca, of Green & Growing, will be there to answer gardening questions. This event is free to the public.

About the Marietta Tree Keepers

The Marietta Tree Keepers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization.  It plants, preserves and protects trees in and around the City of Marietta.

The mission of the Marietta Tree Keepers is described on its website as follows

“Our main strategy is to educate the public about trees; their selection, planting, watering and maintenance. 

“We help them to understand the importance of our abundant great trees, which we are fortunate to have in this 180 year old community. 

“Where once these trees were cleared for farming, now they are once again threatened by development and road construction.  

“We emphasize the many benefits that trees have for our community such as: reducing air and noise pollution, cooling the air, conserving energy and helping to manage our precious water resources, reducing soil erosion, enhancing wildlife habitat and greenspace, not to mention raising property values.”

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