Bentonville Residents Received Free Trees

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Twice a year the City of Bentonville works to make its community a little bit greener.

Saturday was the 16th consecutive tree giveaway. Bentonville residents were able to take home two trees per household.

It was a part of an initiative launched years ago to plant 10,000 trees within city limits. While families could take home the new greenery, organizers say it’s about building for the future.

“People love to have a tree. Kids grow up they take pictures under and this is the start. This is how you make it happen and you think, what would this tree look like in 30 years,” said Scott Eccleston, with the Bentonville tree and landscape advisory board.

Over 400 trees were to be given away including redbuds, maples, dogwoods and oak.

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