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Name of Event Annual Tree Give-Away Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District
Date of Event 2/16/2018
Start Time of Event 12:00 PM
End Date of Event 2/16/2018
End Time of Event 3:00 PM
State Georgia
County (if in Georgia) Clayton  
City Jonesboro 
Location 262 Government Circle, Jonesboro, GA 30236 
Location Street Address Clayton County Extension Office 
Is it a GFC Event? No  
Is it a Free Event? Yes
Is Registration required? No
Registration Deadline NA
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Comments The Clayton County Soil and Water Conservation District is partnering with the Clayton County Extension Office and The Clayton County Master Gardener Volunteers to hold the District’s Annual Tree Giveaway. Seedlings will be given out at the Clayton County Extension Office located at 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro, GA 30236

Dogwood (Cornus florida) Flowering dogwood is one of the most common and beautiful native trees with its showy, white, petal-like, bracts that form in the spring. It is a small understory tree rarely reaching 40 feet in height with a short trunk 12-18 inches in diameter. The species grows on a wide range of sites varying from deep, fertile, moist soils along streams to light textured, well-drained, upland soils. The species can be adversely affected and even killed by prolonged drought or flooding because of its shallow root system. Its thin bark is easily injured by fire, lawn mowers, and string trimmers. Dogwood is a slow to moderate grower. Its greatest value comes from ornamental and landscape uses. The shiny, bright red seeds that mature in the fall are an excellent food for many wildlife species.

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) (or crepe myrtle) is a small tree or shrub, frequently with multiple stems, that produces blooms lasting 60-120 days. Originally from Asia this species has become naturalized throughout much of the United States. Seedlings of crape myrtle may produce flowers ranging from white to pinkish-red; however, clonal propagation is necessary to guarantee flower color.