International paper, Arbor Day Foundation team up to give away trees

Published 4:19 pm Monday, November 28, 2022

International Paper and the Arbor Day Foundation are partnering together to give away trees in Dallas County on Tuesday.

Four hundred, 3-gallon trees will be given away Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Valley Grande Walking Trail.

White Oak, redbud, flowering dogwood, black gum and bald cypress will be the trees available to the public. Trees will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The giveaway aims to improve the area by planting trees that stop flooding as well as provide shade and habitat for wildlife floral and fall colors.

The Cemetery Preservation Group is hosting the Tree Giveaway.

Alabama Urban Forestry Association, Alabama Forestry Commission, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Cemetery Preservation Group, Inc. are partnering with the IP and Arbor Day Foundation for the tree giveaway.

CPG Director Doug Buster said he’s grateful to the City of Valley Grande for allowing them to use the property for the tree giveaway.

“Thank you to the City of Valley Grande for allowing us to use the pavilion and parking lot at the Valley Grande Walking Trail Park and to the many individuals who have worked behind the scenes to make this Tree Giveaway possible,” Buster said.