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Arboretum to host Arbor Day celebration, tree giveaway
ETSU Dwarf Conifer Garden

JOHNSON CITY – The East Tennessee State University Arboretum will celebrate National Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, at the Dwarf Conifer Garden on the east side of the ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center (Minidome) adjacent to Burleson and Brown halls.

The event, which begins at 1 p.m., will include the planting of several dwarf and unusual conifers in the garden, as well as a tree giveaway. 

Bartlett Tree Experts will donate 75 Flowering Dogwood and Swamp White Oak saplings that will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  ETSU campus arborist Travis Watson and Bartlett arborist Chase Giebner will answer questions and provide planting instructions and recommendations until all of the saplings are given away.

The ETSU Arboretum promotes the beauty and diversity of the campus landscape and informs the public of the scientific, aesthetic and economic values of plants in the environment.

Parking permits may be obtained in advance at or on the day of the event at the drive-through window of the ETSU Parking Services office, located at 132 Stout Drive at the main University Parkway entrance to campus in front of Centennial Hall.

For more information, email Watson at .  For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.

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