Arbor Day activities set for Jan. 20 at LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens in Baton Rouge

Richard Bogren  |  12/22/2017 4:18:27 PM

(12/22/17) BATON ROUGE, La. – The ninth annual Arbor Day at Burden in the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event in the Barton Arboretum will offer visitors the opportunity to plant a native tree sapling to continue reforesting Burden Woods, which was damaged by Hurricane Gustav.

Other activities will include a scavenger hunt, children’s activities featuring harnessed tree-climbing, hayrides and more.

LSU students of the Society of American Foresters will demonstrate their skills at the ax-throw, log chop and log roll as they practice for Conclave.

In addition, children between the ages of 3 and 8 are invited to enjoy a book reading during StoryTime in the Garden. Supported in part by the Junior League of Baton Rouge, the program will begin at 9 a.m. with readings and activities starting every 30 minutes with the last reading at 12:30 p.m.

All children participating in the program must be accompanied by an adult.

Arbor Day at Burden is presented by the LSU AgCenter.

Admission is free, and concessions will be available.

The Botanic Gardens at Burden is located off Interstate 10 at 4560 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge. For more information, contact Katie Guitreau at kguitreau@agcentr.lsu.edu or 225-763-3990, extension 2.

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