The Jefferson County Master Gardeners gave away hundreds of saplings Feb. 17. The one year old seedlings, including bald cypress and a variety of oak species, were provided by Campbell Global Foresting.
Campbell, based out of Portland, Oregon, has over 1 million acres in Texas and Louisiana and grows 50,000 trees spread out over an acre and a half in Jasper every year, according to forester Jeff Earl, who works for the company.
“And they donate all of them,” Earl said. “We spread it out to the communities in our area.”