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Celebrate North Carolina’s Arbor Day!

The NC State College of Natural Resources invites the public to celebrate NC Arbor Day! NC Arbor Day falls on Friday, March 17th in 2023. We hosted the NC Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, March 25th.

Words read, "NC Arbor Day Festival. Saturday, March 25th. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. John Chavis Memorial Park. Raleigh, NC. Tree seedling giveaway - demonstrations - scavenger hunt - crafts - tree trivia - live music - food trucks - tree care - & more."

The 2023 NC Arbor Day celebration looked a bit different this year. We teamed up with We Plant it Forward to resume our in-person NC Arbor Day celebration! 

We had a great time celebrating our trees at the 2023 NC Arbor Day Festival. Read about this fun-filled festival in our recent article, “NC State College of Natural Resources Brings Back the NC Arbor Day Festival.

Image of 2023 festival layout at John Chavis Memorial Park.

Image of 2023 festival layout at John Chavis Memorial Park.

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 North Carolina’s Arbor Day falls on March 17, 2023.

Distributing free seedlings

Distributing free seedlings

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Renee Strnad, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRenee StrnadEnvironmental Educator Call Renee Email Renee Forestry & Environmental Resources
NC State Extension, NC State University
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