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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Southern High School students are hard at work this summer.
Through the Durham YouthWork Internship Program, nine Southern students are gathering data, watering, and updating maps of trees planted at elementary and middle schools in Durham. Over 800 hundred trees were planted at these schools over the past two years through Trees Across Durham.
In order for these trees to grow to their full mature potential they need some basic care. The students at Southern have been a
What's your favorite tree in Durham? Maybe you walk by it every evening, or drive past it on your way to and from work.The Master Gardener program through Durham County Cooperative Extension currently is taking nominations for "significant trees" in Durham based on history, location, size or prominent attributes.Winners will be announced next April in conjunction with Arbor Day. Learn more and nominate a tree here. #Trees #Durham
Trees Across Durham will host two upcoming "tree banding" sessions designed to protect the Bull City's tree canopy.
Green worms threaten the trees, but wrapping the trunks now can keep the animals from doing damage later.
The tree banding sessions take place at these times and locations next month: Thursday, December 3 at 1 p.m. in Old North Durham - will meet in Bay-Hargrove Park at 208 Hargrove St. Tuesday, December 8 at 1 p.m. in Walltown - will meet at the corner of B
The cooler temperatures have arrived, allowing for tree planting season! This year, Trees Across Durham will plant trees at Durham’s middle schools. This partnership is excited to help beautify schools and make them healthier for our children.
Would you like to help? If so, you are encouraged to sign up online so that you can be notified if there are any changes to dates or times. And please pass along the sign-up info to your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. A sch