We host Free Trees every year on or near Earth Day as part of our National Library Week celebration. The program is very popular and brings people into the library who have never been inside it before. We usually give out small trees such as flowering dogwood and redbud. This year we will give away 500 trees. Our state Department of Natural Resources sells tree seedlings at around $30 per 100; we order the trees in October and pick them up at the nursery in April. A community partner has paid for the trees for the past two years.
One library in Indiana celebrates Earth Day by giving away free trees.