Arbor Day Participants

Town of Davidson to Celebrate Arbor Day Friday, March 16

Citizens Invited to Attend Ceremony at Roosevelt Wilson Park

Please join us to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, March 16, 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 16 at Roosevelt Wilson Park, located at 420 Griffith Street. 
The Town of Davidson earned recognition as a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the eighth 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.
“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.”

TreesDavidson volunteers

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 Executive Director Gordon Clark will give a live tree-planting demonstration at the conclusion of the Arbor Day ceremony and answer your questions on how to grow a healthy tree. In an effort to promote the use of native trees and plants in home landscapes, a limited quantity of tree seedlings will be passed out to participants at the Arbor Day ceremony.
TreesDavidson is working with the town to develop a long-term tree planting plan; we have identified some potential sites at Fisher Farm, the new town park scheduled to open later this year near the Bailey Springs neighborhood, and areas along the South Prong Greenway.  TreesDavidson relies on volunteers to help plant the trees and in the past we’ve partnered with Cub Scout Pack 58, iQmetrix, Mount Mourne I.B. Middle school, a Leadership Lake Norman class from the Chamber of Commerce, along with various neighborhood groups.  

If you have a group that would be interested in participating in a tree planting event you can contact the Davidson Lands Conservancy at dlc@davidsonlands.org
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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