The Terrebonne Parish Tree Board announced the 17th Annual Tree Giveaway will take place this coming Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the Terrebonne Parish Main Library.
Registration will open at 8:30 a.m., and the giveaway will start at 9 a.m. Made possible by a grant from the Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program, up to two trees per household will be issued while supplies last.
“Since 2005, the Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program has provided more than 4.8 million trees to over 900 nonprofit charitable partners and government agencies in the U.S. We donate trees to a wide variety of organizations, including cities, counties, schools, parks, universities, youth associations, wildlife refuges and charitable service groups. In addition to the development and improvement of public parks and greenspaces, community partners often request trees to support a broad range of conservation efforts, including preservation of natural habitats and reforestation,” reads a statement from the organization’s website.
According to LSU Ag, properly placed shade trees can reduce home energy consumption by up to 30 percent by providing shade for roofs and walls and moderating the effects of wind and rain. In addition, trees help to stabilize your neighborhood and can add 13 percent to 21 percent to the value of a typical home by increasing curb appeal.
The purpose and goal of the Terrebonne Parish Tree Board is primarily the planting and preservation of trees on Parish owned public properties. Follow the organization on Facebook for updates about the upcoming event.