Posted: Jan 9, 2013 10:20 AM by AP
VILLE PLATTE: Celebrate Louisiana's Arbor Day with a day full of activities at the Louisiana State Arboretum on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The day will begin with an opening ceremony at 10:00am that will include a tree planting demonstration. Following the ceremony, guided hikes
will be given by our staff naturalists. Tree games and activities will be available through out the day. Our annual tree seedling give-a-way
begins at 11:00am and includes some hard to find native trees such as Pawpaw, Fringe tree and Sassafras. There is a limit of five trees per
family on a first come, first serve basis. The Friends of the Louisiana State Arboretum will also have American Beech and Southern Magnolia
trees available for a donation. For more information call 888-677-6100
toll free or 363-6389 locally.
The Louisiana State Arboretum is a 600-acre preservation area providing six miles of hiking trails amid some of Louisiana's most magnificent
trees. Nature programs on varying subjects from wildlife gardening to birdwatching are offered throughout the year, and for groups of 10 or
more by request. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $1 per person to enter Chicot State Park. Once inside Chicot, the Arboretum is free.
The Arboretum Nature Center is located six miles north of Ville Platte on La. 3042, within Chicot State Park or three miles south of La. 106.
For more information, call 1-888-677-6100 toll free or 363-6289 in the Ville Platte area.