Tree City, USA: Mocksville celebrating Arbor Day on April 29

Published 10:52 am Thursday, April 21, 2022

Mocksville will hold its annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at Rich Park – Shelter 2, 352 Park Drive, Mocksville.

Arbor Day – which literally translates to “tree” day from the Latin origin of the word arbor – celebrates the planting, upkeep, and preservation of trees. For centuries, communities spanning the globe have found various ways to honor nature and the environment.

The public is invited to a live tree planting and recognition of the town for achieving its 29th year as part of Tree City USA, a national program that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America. Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management each year.

“The Town of Mocksville appreciates the dedication and service of our tree board members: Susan Hawkins, Carl Lambert, Judy Rosser, and Alex Thompson,” said Town Manager Ken Gamble. “Trees and community have never been more important.”

During the celebration, Mayor Will Marklin will read the Arbor Day proclamation, Ranger Michael Huffman from the N.C. Forest Service will present the Tree City USA 2021 Award, and students from Mocksville Elementary will assist Mocksville’s Parks and Grounds Department in planting five trees at the park.

To learn more about Tree City USA visit https://www.ncforestservice.gov/Urban/tcusa_programs.htm.

For more information about the Arbor Day celebration, contact Emily Quance at (336) 753-6707 or equance@mocksvillenc.gov.