From a press release
The city of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, in partnership with the NOLA Tree Project and the Sewerage and Water Board, will host the third Annual “Big TREEsy Giveaway” from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Parks and Parkways Office (behind Dillard University at 2829 Gentilly Blvd.).
Up to 1,000 trees are available, and each household can receive two free trees on a first-come, first-serve basis. Citrus trees will also be available for purchase at $40-$50.
The event will include tree care education, activities for children and rain barrel workshops. Rain barrels are used to capture storm water and hold it for later use on lawns and gardens. The rain barrel workshops will cost $25 and includes a rain barrel. Parks and Parkways staff will also be available to offer expertise in selection and placement of trees as well as planting information.
For more information, call Erin Burns at (504) 658-4945.