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Posted on: November 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Containerized Tree Give Away November 4th 9:00am


Cookeville Distributing Trees November 4th In Collaboration With State Farm® and the Arbor Day Foundation 

Project funded by $700,000 State Farm commitment to support tree planting in 2022

 Cookeville, TN – A national collaboration between State Farm and the Arbor Day Foundation comes to Cookeville in the form of a tree giveaway event. “This generous gift from the Arbor Day Foundation will remind us to stay hopeful with each new season of growth moving forward,” said Jaime Nunan, City of Cookeville urban forester. “Not only will these trees help with healing, they are essential to the environmental sustainability and health of our community.” On March 2, 2020, a deadly EF-4 tornado impacted Cookeville. Helping restore the tree canopy will assist the community in building resilience to future severe weather threats. “The tornado decimated many of our neighborhoods, taking with it an unfathomable number of trees,” said Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter. “This project will help to ensure that no household impacted by the tornado misses an opportunity to help restore our lost tree canopy.” State Farm is dedicated to helping communities recover. On November 4, local State Farm agents will team up with the City of Cookeville to distribute more than 400 trees to residents; species include, yoshino cherry, tulip poplar, shumard oak, american hornbeam, american yellowwood, ginko, sweetgum, and black gum. They are four to six feet tall and will be given away in a drive-through formation on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Recipients may take two each. Earlier this year, State Farm announced a $700,000 pledge to the Arbor Day Foundation to support tree planting projects in areas impacted by natural disasters. “Trees can help make communities more resilient,” said Rasheed Merritt, State Farm Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. “State Farm is committed to helping communities recover from disasters and manage future risks, and we are proud to support local tree planting as part of this effort.” 

Event details: What: Containerized Tree Give-Away 

Date/Time: Nov. 4, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (while supplies last) 

Location: Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion, 2390 Gainesboro Grade

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