Guided tree climbs offered as part of Saturday's Arbor Day Celebration

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:36am

The Town of Wake Forest will host its annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 21, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. The festivities will include the Arbor Day Expo, tree seedling giveaway, food trucks and musical entertainment from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., along with a formal ceremony at noon.

A new and exciting feature of this year's event will be a series of guided recreational tree climbs. Piedmont Tree Climbing's Patrick Brandt will conduct six tree-climbing sessions with six climbers at a time utilizing climbing gear used by professional arborists.

Designed for interested attendees of all ages and abilities, the tree-climbing sessions will be offered in 45-minute segments at the following times:

  • 11-11:45 a.m.

  • 11:45 a.m-12:30 p.m.

  • 12:30-1:15 p.m.

  • 1:15-2 p.m.

  • 2-2:45 p.m.

  • 2:45-3:30 p.m.

Again, each session is limited to no more than six climbers.

Interested individuals may sign up for a time slot at the Arbor Day event on a first-come, first-served basis or by contacting Julie Canavin in advance at jcanavin@wakeforestnc.gov or 919-435-9588.

Signage and maps will direct participants to the designated tree climbing location in Joyner Park. Registered participants are urged to arrive at the tree climbing location at least 15 minutes before their scheduled climb.

The climb is free, but participants will be required to sign a waiver.

For more information, visit www.piedmonttreeclimbing.org/p/tree-climbing-videos.html or contact Urban Forestry Coordinator Jennifer Rall at 919-435-9565 or jrall@wakeforestnc.gov.