The Urban Forestry Board will host a free virtual “Tree Talk” this Thursday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. Led by Urban Forestry Coordinator Luke Devores, the webinar will feature a presentation by Wake County Horticulture Extension Agent Jeana Myers who will discuss soil, soil testing and the benefits of composting.
There is no cost to participate, but registration is required at http://bit.ly/WFTreeTalks. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that includes information about joining the webinar. For more information, contact Luke Devores at 919-435-9565 or [email protected].
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.