FREE Tree Giveaway Jan 18

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Tulip Tree – By Dcrjsr (Own work) CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), via Wikimedia Commons

For Florida Arbor Day, the Homosassa River Garden Club will hold their FREE TREE GIVEAWAY, distributing 500 Tulip Tree saplings (Liriodendron tulipifera). This perennial is native from Canada to Central Florida and is a strong, tall, fast-growing, deciduous tree. The large fragrant flowers arrive in Spring and are pale green or yellow, with an orange band. Their name comes from the flowers strong resemblance to tulips, but they are also known as Yellow Poplar. Sun lovers and best suited to moister soils; a regular top-dressing of mulch will help provide them with the top soil and moisture they like, and irrigation is advised. Since it is tall like a pine tree, it will appear best when set back, so you are not directly under it. They yield large quantities of nectar and are favored by bees.

Visit our Arbor Day Project Page to learn how to care for your new tree.
Visit Floridata to learn more about Tulip Trees

Distribution date for the trees is Saturday January 18, 2014 – starting at  9:30 and while supplies last. 

Available at TWO LOCATIONS: 

Publix Super Market – Shoppes of Sugarmill Woods

9525 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa,  FL
at corner of US Hwy 19 & 98

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Publix Super Market – Springs Plaza

3942 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL
at corner of US Hwy 19 & Halls River Rd.

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