The Urban Forestry Board (UFB) is offering Wake Forest residents added incentive to attend this year’s Dirt Day. For the first time, the UFB will host the popular Tree Seedling Giveaway as part of the “Get Up, Get Out and Get Dirty” festivities in downtown Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Dirt Day will take place Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10am-3pm along South White Street, Wake Forest, NC. The event will be held rain or shine. During the event, UFB members, Town staff and volunteers will distribute over 800 dogwood and redbud seedlings to area residents — while they last.
Due to the popularity of the seedling giveaway, residents are encouraged to arrive at the start of the event, but no earlier than 9:45am due to traffic and event-related set up.
This year the tree seedlings will be distributed in seedling bags, so — unlike in previous years — the UFB is not advising attendees to bring their own reusable shopping tote or other environmentally-friendly bag.
In addition to distributing the tree seedlings, volunteers will be on hand to help residents decide which seedlings grow best in their respective yard conditions, demonstrate proper mulching and pruning techniques and discuss simple, yet effective tree care practices. Volunteers will also share information about the Tree Steward Program.
For more information about Dirt Day and the tree seedling giveaway, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/citizen-engagement/community-calendar/dirt-day.
Source: Bill Crabtree, Town of Wake Forest