Learn about Common Pests and Other Issues Affecting Trees and Shrubs
The Town of Wake Forest’s Urban Forestry Board will host a free virtual “Tree Talk” on Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6:30pm. Led by Urban Forester Luke Devores, the webinar will feature a presentation by Robert Hatfield, Arborist Representative with Bartlett Tree Experts, who will discuss common pests and other issues that affect local trees and shrubs.
There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that includes information about joining the webinar. For more information, contact Urban Forester Luke Devores at 919.435.9565 or via email.
The Urban Forestry Board oversees Wake Forest’s Urban Forestry Program including the Town’s annual Arbor Day program and planting events, and to advise the Board of Commissioners on policies relating to trees and landscape regulations.
Wake Forest has been a Tree City USA every year since 1979 and has received the Growth Award every year since 2000. To be recognized as a Tree City USA — the towns and cities must meet four standards:
- Standard 1: A Tree Board or Department;
- Standard 2: A Community Tree Ordinance;
- Standard 3: A Community Forestry Program with an Annual Budget of at least $2 per capita; and
- Standard 4: An Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation.
The Tree City USA Growth Award recognizes eligible communities for innovative programs and projects that demonstrate a higher level of tree care and increased commitment of resources for urban forestry programs.
Source: Bill Crabtree, Town of Wake Forest