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Town of Davidson to Celebrate Arbor Day Friday, March 17:Citizens Invited to Attend Ceremony at Roosevelt Wilson Park

Plus, Volunteer Planting & Weeding Day

Please join us as we celebrate Arbor Day in Davidson on Friday, March 17, the same day it will be celebrated statewide. Arbor Day is designated to encourage individuals and groups to plant and care for trees. Citizens are invited to a brief ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 17 at Roosevelt Wilson Park, located at 420 Griffith Street. 
The Town of Davidson earned recognition as a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation; this is the seventh year Davidson has been recognized as a Tree City. Community volunteers, the town’s Livability Advisory Board, TreesDavidson, and town staff all made contributions toward this achievement. In an effort to promote the use of trees and plants native to North Carolina in home landscapes, a limited quantity of tree seedlings will be passed out to participants at the Arbor Day ceremony.
“Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”
Weeding and Planting Day on March 11
The new Adopt-A-Park program will host its first volunteer project: the “Friends of Parham Park” will hold a weeding and planting day on March 11. Volunteers are needed to remove invasive plants and plant native trees, shrubs, and plants to improve habitat for pollinators and wildlife.
For details about the Parham Park Volunteer Planting & Weeding Day on March 11, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4CA4AE29A64-friends.

TreesDavidson is an all-volunteer organization that is affiliated with the Davidson Lands Conservancy whose mission is to grow and preserve the local tree canopy. TreesDavidson is planning a tree planting opportunity this spring.
“At TreesDavidson we continue to work with the town and the local community to identify how we can further grow Davidson’s tree canopy and strengthen our commitment to being a “Tree City USA,” said TreesDavidson, Executive Director, Gordon Clark. “Working in partnership with the town and corporate sponsors, TreesDavidson has been able to plant over 382 trees in our community over the last three years.”
For more information about the Arbor Day Ceremony or Tree City USA contact Charlene Minor at cminor@townofdavidson.org or call the Davidson Parks and Recreation Department at 704-892-3349 for more information.

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