Plans are still being finalized for this year's Arbor Day Celebration. Information will be provided as it becomes available.
2018 Arbor Day Sponsors
For sponsorship information, contact Marketing & Business Relations Specialist, Anna Bolton.
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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.
Tree City USA
Wake Forest has been a Tree City USA since 1979, and was named North Carolina Tree City USA of the Year in 2010.
Observing Arbor Day
Arbor Day is part of an annual nationwide campaign to promote the planting of trees. The event began in Nebraska in 1872 when newspaper journalist J. Sterling Morton proposed a tree-planting holiday to the State Board of Agriculture.
Although National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, individual state commemorations are scheduled on dates better suited to their own tree-planting seasons. North Carolina officially celebrates Arbor Day on the first Friday following March 15.
Urban Forestry Board
The Urban Forestry Board is a citizen group appointed by the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners. The UFB, formerly known as the Tree Board, was established in 1978 as an advisory committee to the board of commissioners. The nine-member committee oversees all planting in rights-of-way and on public property. It also advises the town on proper tree maintenance in public areas and is committed to the growth and preservation of the urban forest.