Trees Celebrated on Arbor Day, January 19th.

Trees Celebrated on Arbor Day, January 19th.

VILLE PLATTE: Celebrate Louisiana’s Arbor Day with a day full of activities and free tree seedlings at the Louisiana State Arboretum on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The tree seedling give-a-way will begin after the opening ceremony at 10 am.  Games, crafts, and tree care and planting information will be available throughout the day.  Tree seedlings to be given away include American hornbeam, Bur oak, Live oak, Longleaf pine, Mockernut hickory, Pawpaw, Red bay, Redbud, and Western mayhaw. For more information call 888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 locally.

The Louisiana State Arboretum is a 600-acre preservation area providing 5.5 miles of hiking trails amid some of Louisiana’s most magnificent trees.  Nature programs on varying subjects from wildlife gardening to birdwatching are offered throughout the year, and for groups of 10 or more by request.  The Arboretum Nature Center is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 per person to enter Chicot State Park. Once inside Chicot, the Arboretum is free.

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 or 363-6289 in the Ville Platte area.