The trees were a donation from The Arbor Day Foundation and include live oak, red oak, red maple and bald cypress, all trees native to Louisiana and hardy trees that withstand hurricanes. The Arbor Day Foundation and LSU AgCenter booklets on how to plant and grow these trees will be offered for free as well.
Seedlings vary from several inches to two feet long with roots. Now is the best time to plant trees so their roots will establish before the heat sets in.
The free tree distribution will be at the following:
March 5: Noon to 3 p.m. Abbeville Library, 405 E. St. Victor Street, downtown Abbeville.
March 6: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Delcambre Branch Library, 206 W. Main St., Delcambre.
March 7: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. outside Casa Azul gift shop, 234 Martin Luther King Drive, Grand Coteau.
March 8: 1 to 3 p.m. Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, 8470 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge
March 9: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pecan Island Bookmobile, Pecan Island.
For more information, contact Cheré Coen at 984-0754.