The Bartholomew County Soil and Water Conservation District wants you to take home up to five trees to plant as part of its Arbor Day program today.
Organizers say that the sixth-annual tree giveaway will be this evening from 5 to 7 in the Community Building at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds. About 1,300 trees will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
You can choose from Redbud, Silky Dogwood, Norway Spruce, Bald Cypress and Black Oak. Heather Shireman with the conservation district explains why those trees were chosen.
Shireman said you will also be able to purchase rain barrels tonight. The district provides those for $65 but there is a $40 refund after you show proof that you installed the barrels on your property.
She explains the benefits of the barrels.