MDC offering free Arbor Day tree seedlings April 5-6 in Blue Springs

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Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding an Arbor Day Tree Seedling Giveaway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6, at the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs.

Each family or group may receive one redbud or black walnut seedling to plant in their yard. These native trees when mature will provide color and food for wildlife. Redbuds provide lavender blossoms in spring. Black walnuts provide shade when they grow tall as well as nuts edible for people or wildlife.

Seedlings will be provided while supplies last. The redbud and black walnut seedlings were grown at MDC’s George O. White State Forest Nursery near Licking, Mo. Registration is not required for this event. For more information about Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, visit