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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Arbor Day celebration Apr. 26

Arbor Day celebration Apr. 26

On April 26 at 9 a.m., the Wilmington Tree Commission will celebrate National Arbor Day by planting a Live Oak tree at Blair Elementary School, located at 6510 Market Street. Mayor Bill Saffo will be among local dignitaries on hand.  

The state named Wilmington Tree City USA of the Year in 2012. Wilmington has been a Tree City USA for the past nine years and received the prestigious Tree City USA Growth Award for seven years, which recognizes environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care. To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.

The Southern Magnolia was selected by the Wilmington Tree Commission as the 2013 City of Wilmington Tree of the Year. The Wilmington Tree Commission is also seeking nominations for a heritage tree. Heritage trees are those, which because of their size, age, rarity, overall beauty, landmark or historical significance represent an important aspect of the city's history or natural landscape. The deadline for Heritage Trees nominations is April 26, 2013. Applications and more information can be found here

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