Cold and wind did not stop more than 400 Montgomery residents from picking up free tree seedlings last week at the Liberty Park.
On Friday, March 10th, the City of Clarksville, Clarksville Tree Board, Montgomery County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Montgomery County Master Gardeners Association came together to offer 2,300 free tree seedlings for the purpose of Montgomery’s beautification and conservation.
The drive-thru event took place at Liberty Park and offered Native Sweet Pecans, Elderberry, Indigo bush, Sargent Crabapple, White Oak, Northern Red Oak, Flowering Dogwood, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Nutall oak, Chinkapin Oak, Cherrybark Oak, Mockernut Hickory, Shumard Oak, Persimmon, Virginia Christmas Pine, and Red Mulberry.
Increasing the tree canopy, improving biodiversity, rejuvenating the atmosphere through oxygenation, helping to curtail soil erosion, all while providing food sources for wildlife habitat are just a few of the important features these generational gifts provide for us.
For more information on programs we offer to help in wildlife and forestry management, soil and water conservation, and future seedling giveaways, follow us on Facebook or signup for program announcement emails here.