Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Keep Durham Beautiful Arbor Day Celebration: March 6

From Keep Durham Beautiful

Arborist Equipment Demonstration at the
2014 Arbor Day Celebration.

What: City of Durham 2016 Arbor Day Celebration with Community Tree Planting
Who: City of Durham General Services Department Urban Forestry Division, Keep Durham Beautiful, Trees Across Durham, and Durham City-County Sustainability Office
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:
  • Noon: Ceremonial presentation of the City’s Arbor Day proclamation and Tree City USA award
  • 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.
  • 1 p.m.: Arborist equipment demonstration as well as a “Meet a Scientist” lab demonstration.
  • 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 info@keepdurhambeautiful.org or call (919) 354-2729 or (919) 354-2729.

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