Tree seeds giveaway on Feb. 16 in Forsyth County

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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.