TreesNC and the City of Asheboro will give away 300 trees as part of the annual NC Arbor Day Celebration, to be held this Friday March 20th at the center court in Randolph Mall in Asheboro.
“The 2015 Arbor Day Celebration promises to be a delightful evening once again,” said Bob Langston, TreesNC Board Chair, who has been busy preparing for the event. “This year we have an amazing selection of seedlings to offer the public…three different varieties.” The tree give away will begin at 5:00PM, kicking off the Arbor Day celebration. The selection will include:
· Black Walnut Seedlings-Black Walnut trees become a vibrant green in the summer and change to a warm gold once autumn arrives. They produce edible nuts --the husks from the nuts were once used to make a rich brown dye for cloth.
· Yellow Poplar Seedlings-These native trees are one of the first to sprout leaves each spring and they often are among the first to turn colors in the fall—typically the leaves turn yellow. Yellow Poplar are also called Tulip Poplar and Tulip Tree because of the attractive green and orange blossoms that attract both hummingbirds and butterflies.
· Norway Spruce Seedlings- These attractive evergreens provide wildlife habitat year round and are widely used as ornamental and landscape trees.
The TreesNC Arbor Day Celebration promises both fun and educational opportunities for the entire family and will include educational tables from local environmental organizations, a flag ceremony and music by the Charles W. McCrary Elementary School’s UNITE Club Drum Group.
At 5:30 Asheboro Mayor David Smith will read the Governor’s NC Arbor Day Proclamation and announce the winners of the TreesNC Arbor Day Art Contest. Sponsors for this year’s event include Randolph Electric Membership Corporation, Chic-Fil-A, the City of Asheboro, NC Zoo, Randolph County office of Cooperative Extension, Randolph Mall, and the Courier-Tribune.
For more information call 336-505-7062.