Arbor Day tree giveaway to be hosted by Big Creek Lumber
Company will be giving away free redwood seedlings in honor of Arbor Day
Big Creek Lumber has announced an Arbor Day redwood tree seedling giveaway at all five retail yards on Friday, April 24, while supplies last.
Big Creek has planted hundreds of thousands of trees on the Central Coast since the company was founded in 1946, according to a press release from the company.
“I’m gratified that since 1968 when DaleHolderman (Big Creek’s former chief forester) and I created new harvesting standards for Big Creek, our local forests have improved dramatically,” said Bud McCrary, co-founder of Big Creek Lumber. “Our standards have become rules for the central coast of California and now much of California, thus producing the beautiful forests you see today.”
Big Creek said that their goal is to continue managing forests for future generations to come. They host hundreds of students, educators, industry representatives, scientists and customers on field trips to understand forestry, tour their mill and empower individuals to become their own stewards of the environment.
“It’s really cool to have adults who planted redwood trees as little Cub Scouts, check on the significant growth of the same trees over the years; they seem to take pride and ownership of their tree for years”, shared Bob Reynolds, operations forester at Big Creek Lumber and Registered Professional Forester #2636.
The redwood seedlings are ready to be planted and include instructions and tips on how to plant and care for the trees.
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