Trees Across Durham, a joint initiative of the City and County, has planted over 500 trees in the past two months. Trees were planted at 29 elementary schools and at several parks. On Arbor Day, volunteers planted 40 trees at Rockwood Park. The initiative could not have been possible without the partnership of Durham Public Schools, Keep Durham Beautiful and the City's Urban Forester.
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Thanks to all who came out to the Durham Eco Fair at the Human Services building on Oct. 21! We had a great turnout and participants learned a lot about what they could do to make their lives more environmentally sensitive while saving money and being healthier. Representatives from 45 different businesses and organizations in Durham attended the event. We loved seeing your hands touch worms, generate power and talk with folks about different environmental nonprofits. #Durham
Durham's urban forest is a little bit stronger thanks to the efforts of County and City employees and citizens who "banded together" to halt the spread of cankerworms. Cankerworms are pests that eat the leaves off trees, leaving these trees unable to make their own food and susceptible to diseases. On November 14, more than 40 volunteers braved the cold and gathered in Trinity Park and Old North Durham to put sticky bands around trees to catch the cankerworm moths before they