The Rice County Master Gardener volunteers are hosting an annual Arbor Day tree and shrub giveaway from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (while supplies last) Friday, April 30 at the Rice County Fairgrounds in Faribault. 

Taking place as a drive-through, minimal contact event, participants will remain in their vehicles the whole time while Master Gardner volunteers hand participants a seedling through their vehicle window. 

Everyone is welcome to drive through the fairgrounds and select a free tree or shrub seedling. Participants should enter the fairgrounds from Second Ave. NW and there will be signs indicating the flow of traffic.

The following varieties of bare-rootstock seedlings will be available to choose from: maple, bur oak, nannyberry and red twig dogwood.

Contact Rice County Porgram Coordinator Lorrie Rugg at or 507-332-6109 for more information.

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