Indiana State Representatives Ed Delaney and Greg Porter will be back again for the annual opening day seedling giveaway.  They are scheduled to be set up next to the BRVA booth at the northeast corner of the Market when we open at 8 am.

In 1973, the state legislature passed a law to aid Indiana’s reforestation efforts by having the state nursery distribute free seedlings to each senator and representative for the purpose of informing citizens in his or her district about the value of planting trees.

As a result of the program, representatives Delaney and Porter are partnering with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to offer 200 FREE SEEDLINGS to local residents. The seedlings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of one seedling per household.

The following varieties will be available this year:

  • Black Walnut (50)
  • Shagbark Hickory (50)
  • Silver Maple (50)
  • White Oak (50)