Foothills Conservancy, City of Morganton to host tree-planting day

Press release from Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina: 

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina and the City of Morganton have joined forces again to host a public tree-planting event at Freedom Park on Friday, Dec. 4, from 1-4 p.m.

Volunteers will receive a brief training before planting red maple, sycamore, hackberry and other native trees. Light refreshments will be provided.

Trees help the environment by providing wildlife habitat, reducing air pollution and decreasing average temperatures. Having more trees also helps to reduce noise pollution, increase economic stability and filter waterways. This is the second tree-planting event hosted by the conservancy and the city this year.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, volunteers will be limited to 50. Disinfectant spray, hand sanitizer and masks will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own as well.

Interested individuals should call Brittany Watkins at 828-610-1604 or email to participate.

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