The Wake Forest Urban Forestry Advisory Board (UFAB) will have its 5th annual tree seedling giveaway on Saturday, March 6, from 8am – noon (or until they run out of trees) on Brooks Street in historic downtown Wake Forest NC. The exact location is not yet known due to the construction of the Wake Forest Town Hall but there will be directional signs that you can follow.
Some of what you will find are:
- Atlantic White Cedar
- Eastern Red Cedar
- Overcup Pak
- Eastern Redbud
- Crape Myrtle
Last year my family took advantage and we got 3 seedlings. The volunteers at the event were EXTREMELY helpful with answering questions about planting and care. Our trees are still growing and we are looking forward to this year – I want another Dogwood! This year the volunteers for this seedling giveaway are Wake Forest Presbyterian Church Boy Scout Pack 5 Webelos and the St Catherine of Siena Church Boy Scout Pack 511 Webelos. Also available to answer any questions will be Master Gardeners and Arborists.
I hope that you get the chance to visit and get a FREE seedling or two for yourself – there is a 4 seedling limit. It is a great way to add some shade, give back to the environment and enhance your property! Chances are that if you attend we will most likely run into each other there – see you then!