Organization to give Wilmington residents free trees this weekend

Organization partners with Verizon to give away free trees for holiday. (Photo: Lakeeda Johnson / WWAY News)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Are you a tree lover? Well you’re in luck!

The Arbor Day Foundation is partnering with Verizon to give away 500 three-gallon trees to Wilmington residents.

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Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, homeowners can pick up trees at the Legion Stadium on Carolina Beach Road as long as trees are available.

Each person will drive home with two trees.

Arborists will also be onsite to educate residents on proper planting techniques and will advise people on appropriate tree selection.