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Free Flora: Westport Celebrates Arbor Day With Saplings

Arbor Day is April 25.
Arbor Day is April 25. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. — Calling all tree huggers: Westport will celebrate Arbor Day in style, handing out free saplings to residents who’d like a little more flora dotting their lawns.

Just show up between 2 and 5 p.m. at Town Hall on April 25 and go home with a tree sapling and the planting instructions to get you started.

This is the fourth year the Westport Tree Board has given away trees on a first come, first serve basis. The seedlings are donated by Eversource Energy.

On Green Day, Saturday, April 29, the Tree Board will be at the Lillian Wadsworth Arboretum for a second sapling giveaway.

Members will be at the arboretum, 2 Woodside Lane, from noon to 3 p.m. to hand out saplings, direct tours and conduct a free raffle. The lucky winner will receive a wooden bench handmade by member Dick Stein from black locust wood harvested on the property.

“We want Westporters to enjoy the pleasure of planting a young tree and see the work in progress at the new Arboretum,” said Tree Warden Bruce Lindsay.

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