Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed Friday, April 28, 2023, Arbor Day in Carrboro.
The Town of Carrboro will join other communities in celebrating the national observance of Arbor Day by planting two Flowering Dogwood trees (Cornus Florida) at the Henry Anderson III Community Park roundabout, 302 N Carolina Hwy 54 W, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2023 (rescheduled from Friday due to potential inclement weather).
The Town of Carrboro recognizes the importance of trees in promoting a healthy environment and improving the quality of life for its residents. Trees can reduce the erosion of topsoil, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, produce oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife; trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for homes, fuel for fires, and countless other products.
While the rise in atmospheric carbon is radically altering the Earth’s environment, trees can help to mitigate this by removing carbon from the atmosphere in a process called carbon sequestration. Trees also increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of commercial areas, and beautify the community.
Carrboro has long been recognized as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation and seeks to encourage open, honest discussion of ecological issues and find solutions to the environmental challenges we face.
Read the full Arbor Day proclamation here: https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12695/2023-Bike-Month-Proclamation
For more information about the Town of Carrboro's efforts to promote a healthy environment, visit https://www.carrboronc.gov/258/Environmental