2018 Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony
The Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony celebrates trees and the many benefits that trees provide. The tradition of setting aside a special day for planting trees dates back to 1872.
For the past 16 years, Fayetteville, NC has been designated as a Tree City USA. To maintain its designation as a Tree City USA, Fayetteville must meet four criteria each year: it must have a public tree ordinance, it must have a Tree Board, it must support a forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita, and it must support an annual Arbor Day observance.
The 2018 ceremony was sponsored by the City-County Joint Appearance Commission, the Cumberland County Cooperative Extension, the Cumberland County Schools, the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department and the NC Forest Service.