BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Bastrop has announced a tree giveaway to help reforest the community devastated by 2011 wildfires.
Free young trees will be available Saturday in Bastrop, where wind-driven fires that started Labor Day weekend left two people dead and destroyed more than 1,600 homes. The Texas Forest Service says about 1.5 million trees were killed.
The state agency, which is co-sponsoring the giveaway, said Tuesday that the trees are for residents of Bastrop, about 30 miles east of Austin, and others affected by wildfires.
Officials did not immediately provide information on how many trees, in 5-gallon buckets, will be provided.
The trees will be available in the city's public works parking lot, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday or until the supply has been exhausted.
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