Louisiana State Arboretum celebrates Arbor Day Jan. 18

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

VILLE PLATTE - Celebrate Louisiana’s Arbor Day with a day full of activities at the Louisiana State Arboretum on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

A tree seedling give-a-way will begin after the opening ceremony and games, crafts and tree care and planting information will be available throughout the day. 

Tree seedlings to be given away include American snowbell, bald cypress, crabapple, longleaf pine, yaupon holly, tulip poplar and four types of oak trees.

The Louisiana State Arboretum is a 600-acre preservation area providing six miles of hiking trails amid some of Louisiana’s most magnificent trees. 

The Arboretum Nature Center is located six miles north of Ville Platte on La. 3042 within Chicot State Park or three miles south of La. 106.

For more information, call 1-888-677-6100 toll free.