Arbor Day is a special day that is recognized nationally to celebrate the importance of trees and to encourage tree planting in our urban areas. Each state has their own Arbor Day and in NC it is the first Friday after March 15th.
We are celebrating NC Arbor Month from March 17th - April 28th as a way to really focus on all of the good trees do for us. Show us how you are celebrating trees, post pictures of your arbor day celebrations and tree plantings on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter pages (#ncarborday2017).
The Value of Trees to a Community
The following are statistics on just how important urban trees are to our communities:
I’m not a doctor, but…I save lives.
A study of 10 cities found community forests save an average of one life each year. In New York City, trees save an average of eight lives every year. U.S. Forest Service, 2013
I’m not a celebrity, but… I’m worth million$.
Nationally, the 60 million street trees have an average value of $525 per tree. Management Information Services
|In the News:|
An Update Arbor Day Programs in NC: 2016
Give Me the Numbers: How trees and urban forest systems really affect stormwater runoff