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
March 19, 2022
Main Street Park - Shelter D
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Celebrate Arbor Day with us! Come learn about the history of Arbor Day, do a fun craft with the kids, and take home a free Red Maple (Acer rubrum) sapling to plant in your yard! Limited supply available.