Learn about town’s urban canopy during “Tree Talk” on June 20

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 1:09pm

The people who present Wake Forest’s annual Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Seedling Giveaway are introducing a series of seminars this summer designed to educate area residents about the urban forest and its benefits.

Beginning Thursday, June 20, the Urban Forestry Board will host a series of “Tree Talks” on a variety of topics related to trees and natural resources. Led by Urban Forester Luke Devores, the introductory “Tree Talk” will focus on Wake Forest’s urban canopy.

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.

There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged at http://bit.ly/WFTreeTalks.

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.

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.

For more information, contact Urban Forester Luke Devores at 919-435-9565 or ldevores@wakeforestnc.gov.