It’s not exactly Christmas, or the 4th of July.
But Arbor Day is Friday. Westport won’t let the holiday pass unnoticed.
We’re even jumping the gun
From 2-5 p.m. this Thursday (April 25) in front of Town Hall, the Westport Tree Board will distribute lilac and Norway spruce saplings.
It’s first-come, first-served. Planting instructions are on each bag.
It’s a busy day for the Tree Board. At 1 p.m. — an hour before the event — they’ll join 1st Selectman Jim Marpe to unveil a new sign at the Lillian Wadsworth Arboretum (corner of Stonybrook Road and Woodside Avenue).
Guests are invited to stay, walk the trails, and learn about trees on the 12-acre open space property. Then head over to Town Hall for your freebie.
(Thanks to Eversource Energy, for making Thursday’s 6th annual sapling giveaway possible.)