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Lufkin residents celebrate Arbor Day with free trees

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The cold weather is not stopping residents from celebrating Arbor Day! Hundreds lined up to receive free tree seedlings this morning.

20,000 tree seedlings were given away at the annual Angelina Beautiful Clean tree giveaway. This year the event moved to the expo center from the mall but organizers say they had a steady flow of traffic all morning.

The event helps replenish trees destroyed by storm damage or drought.

"When you drive out of town going towards Nacogdoches or Crockett, you still see tress dying, which is just left over stress from the drought we had," Rob Hughes, with the Campbell Group said. "We are starting to catch up, but we are not there yet."

Trees were also donated to four school districts where some will be planted, and others will be used in classroom lessons.

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