In 1967 the state legislature ratified a bill stating in part,
"Whereas it is desirable that the planting of seedlings and flowering shrubs be encouraged to promote the beautification and
conservation of the vast and varied resources of North Carolina, and whereas the designation of a particular day each year as
Arbor Day would encourage and draw attention to a concerted effort by North Carolinians to beautify and conserve the
state's resources by planting young trees and shrubs."
Arbor Day in North Carolina was designated as the first Friday following March 15.
“Arbor Day…which has already transplanted itself…to every state in the American Union and has even been adopted in foreign lands…is not like
other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future.”
- J. Sterling Morton
Rolesville Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Main Street Park - Shelter D
Celebrate Arbor Day with us! Join us for a bike parade around Trail A before the tree planting ceremony. Afterward there will be family crafts, educational information available, and a free sapling to take home for planting.
Bike parade participants are encouraged to wear green and decorate their bikes and helmets! No motorized vehicles allowed.
More details coming soon!