UPDATE FOR DELTA AND NENANA PICK-UP SITES:
Due to shipping issues, the lilac plants were not received in Fairbanks in time to have a supply delivered to GVEA’s Delta and Nenana Offices, as scheduled. Instead of being available for pickup on Friday, May 15, the lilac plants will now be available for pickup on Monday, May 18, after 10:00 a.m. Sorry for any inconvenience.
We’ve already been receiving inquiries about this year’s tree giveaway. Advertising is just beginning, and here are the details:
When: This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 16, from 9am to noon (or earlier if the plants are gone sooner).
Where: GVEA’s Fairbanks parking lot … 758 Illinois Street.
Plant: a bare-root lilac – a shrub-like tree, which will grow up to 15 feet at maturity.
Quantities are limited. First-come, first-served. One plant per family … sorry, no exceptions.
Note: A limited supply of lilac plants will be also be available at our Delta Junction and Nenana offices on Friday, May 15.
This will be GVEA’s 25th year of the free tree giveaway. Since 1991, a total of 77,300 trees and shrubs have been given away.
Find out more about planting the right tree in the right place here.