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CROSSVILLE ARBOR DAY 2020 CELEBRATION SET

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The Crossville Tree Board will be hosting the 2020 Arbor Day Celebration for Crossville Friday, March 6, 2020 starting at 9 a.m. central. This will be held at Turner Field parking lot in Centennial Park. City Manager James Mayberry will read a proclamation announcing Crossville’s Tree City USA designation; the 20th year the city has earned that designation.

Crossville Tree Board members will be on hand to give out 4,100 trees along with tree planting tips. Cumberland County Master Gardeners, Wyndham Resort, and others will also be present to assist tree board members in the distribution of trees and information. The trees are offered on a first come, first serve basis, and are usually gone by 10-10:30 a.m. Species differ each year. This year the tree board has 11 different species to disperse:

Elderberry

Dogwood, flowering

Hickory, shagbark

Indigobush

Oak, Northern Red

Pawpaw

Pecan, Native Sweet

Persimmon

Pine, shortleaf

Pine, white

Red Mulberry

For home and business owners, site selection is important for tree planting depending on the different species. Do not plant tall growing trees under utility lines, or bushy trees to close to a house or building. Trees add value and beauty to a home’s landscape and provide shade in the summer, which helps to lower air conditioning costs. Several species provide food for wildlife, bloom in the spring and show great colors in the fall.

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