NC State Extension

Arbor Day

Celebrate North Carolina’s Arbor Day!

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University invites the public to their Arbor Day Celebration on March 17, 2018.

Distributing free seedlings

Distributing free seedlings

March 17, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
State Farmers Market
Raleigh, NC

Events will include a tree seedling give-away, exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities just for youth. Sponsors include the Triangle Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, NC Forest Service, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at NC State University.

Visit the 2013 NC Arbor Day Celebration Photo Gallery!
Smokey and future foresters!

Smokey and future foresters!

A day is set aside each year in North Carolina, as in many other states, to show just how much trees are appreciated. In 1967 the North Carolina legislature ratified a bill stating in part “Whereas, it is desirable that the planting of seedlings and flowering shrubs be encouraged to promote the beautification and conservation of the vast and varied resources of North Carolina, and whereas the designation of a particular day each year as Arbor Day would encourage and draw attention to a concerted effort by North Carolinians to beautify and conserve the state’s resources by planting young trees and shrubs.” Arbor Day in North Carolina has been designated as the first Friday following March 15. This year Arbor Day falls on March 16, 2018.

Confirmed Exhibitors include:
Triangle and NCSU Chapters of the Society of American Foresters
North Carolina Forest Service
City of Raleigh Urban Forestry Program
JC Raulston Arboretum
NC Forestry Association
NC State University College of Natural Resources
NC State University Extension Forestry
NC State University TAPPI Student Organization
NC Urban Forest Council
Gregory Poole Equipment
Wake County Master Gardeners
And more to come……