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Celebrate Earth Week 2024: Register for a Free Tree for Your Child!
By Guest Columnist Brooklyne Wassel, Pike County Extension Coordinator

ZEBULON - This spring, Pike County Extension is thrilled to announce participation in Neighborhood Forest's 15th Annual Free Tree Program as part of Earth Week celebrations from April 22nd to 26th!

Since 2010, Neighborhood Forest has engaged over 1,500 institutions, reached over 500,000 families and planted over 130,000 trees through the hands of children and parents across North America.

This will be Pike County Extension’s third year acting as community coordinator for Neighborhood Forest. Pike County Extension is excited to be participating again in this wonderful program that teaches youth about the importance of environmental stewardship through the magic and wonder of planting and watching trees grow.

Please fill out the following online registration form by March 15th and receive a free tree (6-12 inches in size) during Earth Week (April 22-26). The tree species will be announced in early April. Neighborhood Forest aims to provide native trees in all regions they serve.

Register to receive a free tree for Earth Day to plant with your child: http://tinyurl.com/PikeTrees2024

You will also have the option to donate and / or purchase additional trees and tree-related educational products (via the registration form). Please note this is optional and any purchases/donations will help fund more free trees for kids in the program.

Trees will be delivered to Pike County Extension, and they will arrange to get the trees in the hands of your children on or around Earth Day (April 22nd) either via pick up or sending home with your child(ren) through the school system.

Instructions on planting and caring for the trees, along with species details, will be emailed a few days before the tree delivery and will also be accessible in the “Resources” section on the Neighborhood Forest website. For further questions, please check out the Parent FAQs.

Thank you for your support and participation. For more information about this program, please visit www.neighborhoodforest.org or www.facebook.com/neighborhoodforest.. For Pike County specific questions, please contact the Pike County Extension office at 770.567.2010.

Submitted 2.23.24