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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Arbor Day: Tree giveaway branches out with Greenwood and Franciscan St. Francis Health

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The City of Greenwood and Franciscan St. Francis Health are partnering for Arbor Day Friday, April 25 by giving away 1,000 tree saplings.

The giveaway will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at three locations: Greenwood Fire Department Headquarters (155 E. Main St.), Greenwood Community Center (100 Surina Way) and Franciscan St. Francis’ Education and Support Services Center (421 N. Emerson Ave.).

Participants can receive two saplings and information about their planting and care.

Arbor Day is observed annually, usually in spring, and encourages the public to plant and care for trees. The first Arbor Day in the United States was in Nebraska City, Neb., in April 1872.