Public Invited to Plant Trees After Ceremony
What: City of Durham 2016 Arbor Day Celebration with Community Tree Planting
When: Sunday, March 6, 2016, from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Museum of Life and Science (433 W. Murray Ave. Durham, N.C. 27704)
This annual celebration of Durham’s trees is free and open to the public. Activities are suitable for all ages and tools are provided for the volunteer tree planting. The schedule of activities includes:
o Noon: Ceremonial presentation of the City’s Arbor Day proclamation and Tree City USA award
o 1 p.m.: Tree seedling giveaway and educational table displays, where attendees can choose from eight varieties of seedlings and receive guidance on tree selection, planting, and care.
o 1 p.m.: Arborist equipment demonstration as well as a “Meet a Scientist” lab demonstration.
o 2:30 p.m.: Community volunteer tree planting of 30 trees along North Glendale Avenue
Entry to the Museum of Life and Science is free to all Durham County residents on Sunday, March 6. Showing proof of residence for each adult is required to receive free admission, and the limit is five children per adult resident. For additional information, or to volunteer for this community tree planting event, sign up below or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 354-2729.
About the General Services Department
The City of Durham General Services Department creates, manages and maintains City properties to provide best value to the Durham community. The core business functions include: Administration/Business Services, Facilities Operations, Landscape Services, Urban Forestry, Real Estate, Project Management, Cemeteries, and Keep Durham Beautiful. As guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, General Services serves as a steward of the City’s physical and environmental assets. Through annual and long-range facility planning activities, the department plans, provides, and maintains the City’s facilities infrastructure, which supports the community’s quality of life and serves as a foundation of a healthy economy.
About Keep Durham Beautiful
Keep Durham Beautiful is a nonprofit, volunteer organization working in partnership with the City of Durham General Services Department and Durham County to encourage residents, businesses, and community organizations to protect the environment and enhance the appearance of Durham through cleanup events, beautification projects, waste reduction, and educational activities. To learn more, visit the website, like on Facebook, and follow on Twitter and Instagram.
About Trees Across Durham
Trees Across Durham is a broad-based partnership dedicated to making Durham a healthier and greener community now and in the future through the planting and protection of trees; the education of tree caretakers and the general public about how to maintain healthy trees; and the measurement and communication of the benefits trees provide to the environment and community.
About the Durham City-County Sustainability Office
The mission of the Durham City/County Sustainability Office is to help protect and improve Durham’s environment through wise use of natural resources by providing guidance and resources to City and County employees, businesses, and residents. For more information, like on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.
Arbor Day Tree Planting Volunteer Registration
Interested in joining the tree planting along North Glendale Avenue at 2:30pm? Register to volunteer, below:
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Sunday, March 6, 2016 | 2:30 pm
- Help plant 30 trees along North Glendale Avenue as part of Durham’s Arbor Day Celebration.
- No experience necessary and all ages welcome with adult supervision.
- Please wear warm clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and bring a water bottle.
- Gloves and tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.