Tree planting today will honor Acme-McCrary

The City of Asheboro and Acme-McCrary are teaming up for a tree planting at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Acme-McCrary facility on East Pritchard Street.

In honor of its 100th year of continuous operation in Asheboro, Acme-McCrary is donating 10 crape myrtles to the city, one tree for each decade of service. The final tree planted will also be the 100th tree planted this year as part of Mayor David Jarrell’s “Clean Up, Green Up” initiative.

Under the Mayor’s initiative the City’s Public Works department developed a “1,000 in 10” project, with the goal of planting 100 trees each year for the next 10 years. The project began this year, and the first 90 trees were planted along Dixie Drive. The department focuses on planting substantial trees such as Red Oaks, Ginkgo Bilobas and Chinese Pistaches.

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