The Town of
Chesterton will be giving away 600 free tree seedlings this Saturday at the
Chesterton European Market in celebration of 23 years as a Tree City USA.
Members of the Tree
Committee will be distributing Hazelnut, Paw Paw, White Pine, Norway Spruce,
and Chinkapin Oak seedlings. New to this annual give-away are Hazelnut, a
shrub or small tree that produces edible nuts in as early as two years; and
native Paw Paw, which produces an edible fruit that tastes like a mango.
A forester and
landscape architect will also be available to answer tree and landscaping
The giveaway will
begin at 8 a.m. and supply is limited, so come early for best selection as
trees are usually gone by noon.
Look for the Tree
City USA booth in downtown Thomas Park.