Planting For The Future

Wilmington, NC – Organizers of an annual tree giveaway are aiming to hand out 12,000 tree seedlings over the next couple of days.

TreeFest organizers will be giving local residents up to five free tree seedlings in Wilmington near the JC Penny's inside Independence Mall.

Trees being handed out Friday and Saturday include Bald Cypress, Crape Myrtle and Flowering Dogwood. TreeFest started ten years ago after hurricanes Bertha and Fran destroyed scores of area trees