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Memorial Hall Library

Arbor Day White Oak Tree Seedling Giveaway

The Friends of Memorial Hall Library have generously funded a white oak (Quercus alba) tree seedling giveaway (200 seedlings) to celebrate Arbor Day and to encourage homeowners to plant native species in their home landscapes. White oaks provide more food for wildlife and habitat for moths and butterflies than any other woody plant in the eastern United States. They can grow to a height of over 100 feet and up to 4 feet in diameter, which enables them to sequester large amounts of carbon. Their deep roots and broad canopies play an important role in producing clean and steady streams of water which sustain aquatic wildlife habitat. Their long lives mean they benefit generations of people and wildlife.

Sign up for a tree seedling or two by Friday, April 30th. They come from the Massachusetts Tree Wardens' and Foresters' Association and are 10-15 inches tall and 2 years old. You will be notified when your seedling can be picked up outside at the Library in early May. Planting and care instructions will be provided.