Tree Talks now part of "Lawn & Landscape Series"
The Town of Wake Forest is introducing a new series of seminars for residents interested in learning about lawn care and trees. The new “Lawn & Landscape Series” includes “Lawn Care 101” workshops offered by the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department and “Tree Talk” seminars hosted by the Urban Forestry Board.
Lawn Care 101
The series gets underway Tuesday, Oct. 1, with “Home Lawn Turfgrass 101.” Geared for homeowners, the session will include a presentation and discussion on grasses recommended for our region, along with a site visit. The series continues Tuesday, Oct. 8, with “Easy Landscaping – Plants & Shrubs.” Also aimed at homeowners, the class will highlight commonly used landscape plantings in Town parks and low maintenance plant selections and include a site visit.
Led by Park Maintenance Superintendent Josh Glover, both sessions will take place from 6-8 p.m.
Led by Park Maintenance Superintendent Josh Glover, both sessions will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Ground Floor Meeting Room at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The room is most easily accessible via the facility's Taylor Street entrance.
An N.C. State graduate with a degree in Turfgrass Science, Glover has turf management and landscaping experience at professional sports stadiums, golf courses, and 11 years in park maintenance.
The cost to participate in each workshop is $5 and pre-registration is required. The nominal fee will be used to help sponsor a field trip for Club Connect, a social club for teens and young adults with disabilities sponsored by the PRCR Department.
The 2019 series concludes Thursday, Oct. 24, with “Proper Tree Care.” Led by Urban Forester Luke Devores, the class will offer useful information on proper planting techniques, tree identification, pruning, fertilization and more. The session will be offered from 6-8 p.m. in the Ground Floor Meeting Room of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The room is most easily accessed via the facility’s Taylor Street entrance. Limited space is available so pre-registration is required.
About the Urban Forestry Board
The Urban Forestry Board oversees Wake Forest's Urban Forestry Program including the Town's annual Arbor Day program and planting events, and to advise the Board of Commissioners on policies relating to trees and landscape regulations.
Tree City USA
Wake Forest has been a Tree City USA every year since 1979 and has received the Growth Award every year since 2000. To be recognized as a Tree City USA – the towns and cities must meet four standards: Standard 1: A Tree Board or Department; Standard 2: A Community Tree Ordinance; Standard 3: A Community Forestry Program with an Annual Budget of at least $2 per capita; and Standard 4: An Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation.
The Tree City USA Growth Award recognizes eligible communities for innovative programs and projects that demonstrate a higher level of tree care and increased commitment of resources for urban forestry programs.