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Nature Conservancy to host Christmas tree giveaway

If you're still looking for a Christmas tree, the Kentucky Chapter of The Nature Conservancy will help you find and cut a free cedar on Saturday.

From 9 a.m. to noon, you may cut a free eastern red cedar at the Jim Beam Nature Preserve in southern Jessamine County.

A conservancy volunteer will help you select, cut and load your tree, but you are asked to bring rope to help secure it to your vehicle.

To get to the preserve, take U.S. 27 south from Nicholasville and turn west onto Hall Road (across from Camp Nelson National Cemetery) and then turn right on Payne Lane. Signs will be posted.

While at the preserve, you may hike the trail and see the palisades, the limestone cliffs along the Kentucky River.

For information about the tree giveaway, call the Nature Conservancy in Lexington at (859) 259-9655.

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