(Davenport, IA) The Davenport Parks and Recreation Department announced today that it will give away free trees and shrubs again this year for Earth Day, on Saturday, April 23rd. The trees and shrubs will be given away at Vander Veer Conservatory between 10am and 12 noon. Several Master Gardeners will be available to teach participants about proper planting and care techniques for the tree or shrub, along with information about supporting wildlife. Tree planting and care information for the public will be available.
"Earth Day marks the anniversary of what some consider the beginning of the modern environmental movement", according to Greg Wolf, Environmental Education Supervisor for the Davenport Parks and Recreation Department. "What better way to show our Department's support of this movement, than to give away trees and shrubs." Trees are donated by the Scott County Soil and Water District and Living Lands and Waters (Plant a Million Trees Campaign). Trees given away will include a variety of oaks, white spruce, red osier dogwood, serviceberry, and others. "Supplies are limited," said Wolf. "Trees and shrubs will be given away on a first come, first serve basis."