Rep. Schaibley promotes conservation, city beautification planting

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:00 am

STATEHOUSE (March 14, 2017) – State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) this week donated 100 tree seedlings to the Westfield Parks and Recreation Department.

Each year, every member of the General Assembly is eligible to receive 100 free tree seedlings from the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry. Members pick out their desired trees and then determine where to donate them in their district.

“It’s great to give back to our community and help the environment,” Schaibley said. “The Westfield Parks and Recreation Department oversees 11 parks, and I’m sure they will be able to make good use of these seedlings.”

According to Schaibley, the Division of Forestry ships 2 million trees and shrub seedlings for planting each year. This kind of planting promotes windbreaks, wildlife habitats, reforestation and erosion control.

“We are thrilled that we can giveaway even more seedlings at our annual Arbor Day celebration because of Representative Schaibley’s generous donation,” explains Mayor Andy Cook. “The seedling giveaway is the city’s way to help promote the mission of Arbor Day. Residents can pick up one of Rep. Schaibley’s seedlings on April 22 beginning at 9:00 am at Asa Bales Park.”

Schaibley has picked 25 Pin Oak, 25 Sycamore, 25 Silver Maple and 25 Baldcypress seedlings to be planted in Westfield this spring.

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State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) represents House District 24,
which includes portions of Boone and Hamilton counties.

A high-resolution photo of Schaibley can be downloaded by clicking here.