This past Saturday (March 17), Arbor Day was celebrated in Burgaw, NC. Pender County 4-H was asked to be a part of the free tree seedling giveaway. We had 15 youth and 6 parents volunteering their time to hand out seedlings to the public during the event. In total, about 400 seedlings were given out to the public. The Master Gardener volunteers were providing education on each of the 4 trees to choose from, so the homeowner could make the best decision for their land. This was a fun and unique community service opportunity and 4-H is always ready to lend a helping hand!
The 4 tree seedling varieties given away were Redbud, River Birch, Bald Cypress, and Willow Oak. The 4-H youth and parents separated each seedling, wrapped it in newspaper, soaked it in water, and placed it in a plastic bag ready to be planted in it’s new home! Below are some photos of the 4-H’ers hard at work and some at play 🙂