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Tree seeds giveaway on Feb. 16 in Forsyth County

by Emme Raus

February 05, 2013

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. This Arbor Day, residents are being encouraged to add a little green to the county.

A limited quantity of free red bud or cedar tree seeds will be available at 9 a.m. on Feb. 16 at the Forsyth County Convenience Centers:

Coal Mountain Convenience Center, 3560 Settingdown Road

Old Atlanta Convenience Center, 3678 Old Atlanta Road

Tolbert Street Convenience Center, 351 Tolbert Street.

Forsyth County Master Gardeners will be available to provide planting information and assistance to the public.

"Trees provide a lasting gift to future generations," said Tammy Wright, environmental program manager.

Residents interested must provide a brief description of the planned location for the tree.

Wright encourages participants to keep site supervisors updated on tree growth and even photos.

"[Trees] improve the surrounding area and are good for the environment," Wright said.