Learn about trees, plant your own at Arbor Day at Burden

(01/04/22) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden will welcome visitors Saturday, Jan. 22, for a day of family-friendly Arbor Day festivities.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Louisiana celebrates Arbor Day in January each year — an ideal time for planting trees. Participants in the Botanic Gardens event will have a chance to plant native trees to help reforest the Burden Woods, which sustained serious damage during Hurricane Gustav in 2008.

GPS coordinates will be provided so people can find their trees again and watch them grow over the years.

Other activities will include a scavenger hunt, StoryTime in the Garden and a visit from Smokey Bear. Water and light snacks will be provided. Native trees will be available for purchase at $15 apiece.

The Botanic Gardens at Burden is located at 4560 Essen Lane near Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge.

For more information, call 225-763-3990 or email botanicgardens@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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Master Gardener Joyce Ryder, at left in gray shirt, guides Amy Brown, 6, center, and Emily Brown, 8, right, into the woods to plant trees during Arbor Day activities at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden in Baton Rouge on Jan. 20, 2018. LSU AgCenter file photo

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