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Arbor Day

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March 17, 2018

Downtown Park
1-3 p.m.

arbor day for new websiteEach spring we continue the national tradition of celebrating the importance of trees with our Arbor Day Celebration in downtown Cary. A tree dedication ceremony opens the event, after which guests can enjoy free tree-themed crafts for kids, education, and entertainment. While supplies last, attendees can pick up a free tree to plant at home and enjoy time for Q&A with our certified arborist including tips for proper planting. We hope guests make time to enjoy our tree identification scavenger hunt to learn more about our community’s trees and have a chance to win a home compost bin. Additional booths will be onsite representing other local environmentally focused groups.

For our eighth annual Arbor Day Celebration in 2017 we dedicated our Arbor Day tree in honor of a former Hometown Spirit Award recipient Sheila Ogle. With this dedication we read our Town’s Arbor Day Proclamation and celebrated our 34th year as a Tree City USA Community. This designation is awarded to us based on our investment in the management of our urban forests.

The Arbor Day foundation is the world’s largest tree-planting organization and in our community we offer citizens the opportunity to plant trees, and perform other environmental service, through our Spruce program. Since the Spruce program first began in 2009, our volunteers have planted over 10,000 trees, shrubs and plants in our community.  


Sarah Justice
Environmental Outreach Program Coordinator
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
P.O. Box 8005
Cary, NC 27512-8005
(919) 469-4301