Tree giveaway set Saturday at museum

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

On Saturday, April 30, trees will be available for pickup in the parking lot of the Putnam County Museum on North Jackson Street.

The tree giveaway starts at 8 a.m.

Trees will be tied in groups of five, and thanks to Buzzi Unicem USA each person can have 10 trees.

The list of trees includes American plum, bald cypress, black cherry, black walnut, cherrybark oak, pawpaw, persimmon, pin oak, river birch, scarlet oak, swamp chestnut oak and Virginia pine. Come early for the best selection.

Participants are asked to bring their own containers in which to put the trees.

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    Hopin' to get me some trees! :)

    Big public THANK YOU to Buzzi Unicem USA, and anyone else involved in this giveaway.

    If you are coming for trees:

    1) Do your research! These are great North American native trees that have different keys for success. Keep in mind how big they will get, whether a canopy or understory story, soil reqs, pests/diseases/problems, etc...

    2) IF YOU GET PAW PAW trees... and are hoping for Paw Paw fruit... it can take up to 5-7 years before you see any, you need genetic diversity between trees for fruit production, and there is a chance you may not get fruit anyway. The paw paw flower is pollinated by only a few types of flies and beetles. You may need to attract pollinators, also hand-pollinating is an option from what I have read.

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Fri, Apr 29, 2022, at 4:25 PM
  • My pawpaws only fruit every other year and I have to race the squirrels to get them.

    -- Posted by techphcy on Fri, Apr 29, 2022, at 7:45 PM
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