This year Wake Forest is celebrating Arbor Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road with an Arbor Day Expo and Tree Seedling Giveaway.
Tree Seedling Giveaway & Arbor Day Expo
The Arbor Day Expo and Tree Seedling Giveaway will get underway at 11 a.m., while the Arbor Day ceremony is scheduled to begin at noon.
As part of this year's Arbor Day celebration, the Urban Forestry Board (UFB), town staff, and volunteers will distribute 800 tree seedlings courtesy of Bartlett Tree Experts — Raleigh, NC, including buttonbush, American hornbeam, overcup oak, dogwood, and Shantung maple. (limit two per household) to area residents free of charge while they last.
During the expo, local organizations will offer special activities, treats, and information related to trees, gardening, and related topics. In addition, expo attendees can learn about and sign up for the Wake Forest Tree Stewards Volunteer Program. Children will have the opportunity to participate in various art activities, including building their own bird house, and making a «tree cookie» necklace.
Finally, as part of the annual Arbor Day ceremony, town officials will accept Wake Forest’s 38th consecutive Tree City USA award and 3rd consecutive Tree Line USA award.
Thank you to our 2018 Wake Forest Arbor Day sponsors Bartlett Tree Experts — Raleigh, NC, All American Gutter Protection, Champion Windows & Home Exteriors, Nest Egg Home Services, LLC, Girl Scouts — North Carolina Coastal Pines, Vision Martial Arts-Wake Forest, Christi Spencer State Farm Insurance and Meredith Hilbert, Allen Tate Realtors®.
For sponsorship information contact Marketing & Business Relations Specialist, Anna Bolton at [email protected]
In case of rain, all of this year's Arbor Day festivities will be held at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White Street. Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will receive a push notification message informing them of any schedule changes. Updates will also be provided on Wake Forest TV 10, on the town's Facebook page and by calling the Wake Forest Weather Line at 919-435-9569.
For more information, including a complete schedule of Arbor Day activities & events visit wakeforestnc.gov/arbor-day.aspx