Monday January 13, 2014 01:46 pm - 1146 Views - Posted By Terrebonne Parish Tree Board
On Saturday January 18, 2014 in celebration of Arbor Day, the Terrebonne Parish Tree Board will sponsor its' annual Tree Giveaway.
With 200- 3-gallon container native-species saplings and 800 native-species seedlings of Louisiana's native trees provided by the Apache Corporation, the volunteers from the Terrebonne Parish Tree Board and the La Terre Master Gardiner's will provide helpful care and growing tips with proper instruction of planting the trees. Limits: 2 container saplings per household on a first come first service basis.
Visit this event at the Terrebonne Parish Library (main branch) on 151 Library Drive behind the Civic center from 9 to 11:30 AM.
The Tree Board's Mission, "Planting Trees for Tomorrow, Preserving Trees for Today"
Every year near Arbor Day, the Tree Board partners with various companies and organization to sponsor the tree giveaway to help encourage the planting for trees on privately owned properties.
"We look forward to our annual tree giveaway knowing that our community is improved environmentally and aesthetically with each tree planted, "Chairman Laura Browning said.
"This is an exciting event for the Tree Board, as we can emphasize for the benefit of the community, an understanding of the value of trees as an important economic and environmental asset as well as a trees' aesthetic value.
"Trees enhance naturally the air quality, reducing noises as well as aids in the improvement of water quality. They help prevent flooding and can aid the community in flood control, if planting strategically.
EVENT: Tree Board Tree Giveaway to honor Arbor Day
WHERE: Terrebonne Parish Library on Library Drive
WHEN: Saturday, Jan 18th, 2014
TIMES: 9 to 11 :30 AM
Tree Board INFO:
The Terrebonne Parish Tree Board was formed by ordinance of the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government in Jan 2005 and put into place the current tree ordinance to preserve and protect existing healthy trees on public lands. Amended in January 2007 to include the promotion of trees as enhancing air quality by reducing air pollution, noise and water pollution.