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Get a free tree on Arbor Day during Indy Free Tree event

1,000 black gum trees will be available for drive-thru pickup on Friday at Riverside Park.
Credit: WTHR

INDIANAPOLIS — Do you want to plant a tree on Arbor Day? You can get one for free during the annual Indy Free Tree event. 

AES Indiana will celebrate Arbor Day by sponsoring the annual Indy Free Tree event to support ongoing sustainability efforts. 

AES will give away 1,000 free black gum trees on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday, April 30 beginning at 11 a.m. The event will be held at Riverside Park, located at 2420 E. Riverside Drive. 

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, this year's event will be a drive-thru tree pickup. Trees are limited to one per family.

Greenwood officials are also giving away 1,000 trees on Friday.

People can choose from five different trees, while supplies last: redbud, Shumard oak, tulip, Norway spruce and river birch. 

The trees will be given out at the Greenwood City Building, as well as Craig Park, beginning at 8 a.m. Attendees will remain in their cars while City of Greenwood employees hand out the trees.