Friday, Oct. 25 is Keep America Beautiful National Planting Day. In honor of this greenest of green initiatives, Keep the Shoals Beautiful will be giving away plants and shrubs from noon until supplies last.
You can pick between a Japanese Maple or a Beautyberry shrub. The Shoals Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and provide planting tips.
When a tree is planted within 50 feet of a residence, the property value increases, according to Chairperson Melanie Dickens.
"This is a great opportunity to enhance properties and add beauty to our lovely Shoals area," said Dickens.
The giveaway will be held in two locations: Sheffield Riverfront Park across from Cypress Moon Studio at 1000 Alabama Avenue in Sheffield, and the Shoals Chamber of Commerce at 20 Hightower Place in Florence.
There is no charge and the event is open to the public.
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