Annual Tree Seedling Giveaway
Every year for Arbor Day, the District distributes approximately 1,300 tree seedlings to the community of Butler County. The seedlings are grown at the John P. Rhody Nursery in Gilbertsville, KY. The species provided vary from year to year, depending on demand and availability at the nursery.
The trees are free of charge and provided on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure that everyone has a fair chance at the species they want, we have a maximum limit of 5 hardwoods and 5 evergreens, while supplies last. If we have a surplus of any species, a person may have more than the limit.
Anyone who wishes to order their own seedlings may order them using the form and price list on the KY Department of Forestry's website.
The 2019 Tree Giveaway is tentatively scheduled for April 4, 2019.
We begin handing out seedlings at about 9:00am.
Species available at the 2019 giveaway are:
- Eastern Redbud
- Red Oak
- Silky Dogwood
- Black Walnut
- Bald Cypress