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03/09/05 - Lufkin

East Texans Line Up For Seedlings

Angelina Beautiful/Clean ended its Arbor Day celebration by giving away 1,500 free seedlings.

Every year, East Texans wait in line to get their hands on all kinds of seedlings...including pecan, live oak, southern red oak, and saw tooth oak. 

The seedlings were available Wednesday on a first come, first serve basis.  They were all gone within 30 minutes.  Some folks were in line before 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning for the 9:00 a.m. giveaway.

"We do it to encourage tree planting and a lot of people really enjoy that," said Krista Cloonan.  "You can tell by the way they come up to you and talk to you about the trees - that they really do have an interest in getting trees in the ground."

If you missed out on Wednesday's giveaway, the next one will be in late February at the chamber.  You can also contact the Texas Forest Service or any local nursery for seedlings.

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