Tree giveaway: Arbor Day observance scheduled for April 6

March 25, 2024

Tree giveaway: Arbor Day observance scheduled for April 6

Citizens are invited to a tree giveaway on Saturday, April 6 at Metro-Kiwanis Park, 817 Guaranda Drive, from 9 a.m. until the supply of seedlings runs out. Approximately 4,000 tree seedlings will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. Varieties offered will include Redbud, White Dogwood, Kousa Dogwood, Bald Cypress, Trident Maple, Paw Paw, Yellow Poplar, and Swamp White Oak. A limited number of seedlings will be available per person. Since 2010, the City has celebrated Arbor Day by distributing a total of 36,450 trees to the public.

This Arbor Day marks the 24th consecutive year that Johnson City has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. To maintain the Tree City USA designation, the City must have an Arbor Day observance, a tree ordinance, a tree board or department responsible for trees, and meet the minimum funding requirements for tree maintenance and planting.

“Johnson City’s recognition as a Tree City USA signifies our commitment to trees and the urban forest for the enjoyment and benefit of our community,” said City Forester Patrick Walding.