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Tuesday, April 24 News

Want a tree? Westport plans Arbor Day give-away Friday

The town plans an Arbor Day celebration Friday, with a program from 2 to 5 p.m. at Town Hall.

First Selectman Jim Marpe will kick off the event with an Arbor Day Proclamation, followed by introductory remarks from Bruce Lindsay, the town's tree warden.

For the next three hours, there will be give-aways of 100 Kousa Dogwood, 100 River Birch and 100 Douglas Fir tree seedlings with planting instructions. They will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

"This is a great opportunity to teach our children the value of being good stewards of the environment and the beauty that such plantings bring to our everyday lives," Lindsay said in a press release.