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Tree seedling giveaway scheduled Thursday

Free tree seedlings.

That’s what they’ll be giving away Thursday in Grass Valley to celebrate Arbor Day.



“Pink charming” butterfly bush seedlings will be handed out by the Nevada County Resource Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation District office.




“With a name like butterfly bush, you might expect a plant to be attractive to butterflies. In fact … it’s a magnet for butterflies, hummingbirds, moths and bees … seeking nectar,” said resource conservationist Cyndi Brinkhurst.

Butterfly bush is a semi-evergreen shrub. It grows quickly to between 5 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide. It produces an abundance of fragrant, pink, lilac-like flowers from summer into fall. Best growth occurs in well-drained soils with full sun for lots of flowers.

Maintenance is limited to occasional watering. Cuttings easily root to propagate this shrub.

One seedling will be given to each household on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Also on Thursday, Arbor Day will be celebrated with a tree planting ceremony at 2 p.m. at the Peardale-Chicago Park Fire Protection District station on Highway 174 and Peardale Road.

WHAT: Tree seedling giveaway

WHEN: Thursday, while supplies last between 9 a.m. and noon

WHERE: 113 Presley Way in Grass Valley, across from the Nevada County Country Club.


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