Members of Morganton’s Community Appearance Advisory Commission recognized Arbor Day in North Carolina, and in the United States, by having a tree planted at Morganton Public Safety Station 2 in early March.
The City’s Public Works Department planted the tree, and members of the advisory commission gathered during their regular meeting on March 10 to dedicate the tree at the public safety station.
North Carolina Arbor Day was recognized on March 20, and Arbor Day in the U.S. is recognized on April 24.
A Yoshino Cherry tree was planted at the station. The tree is considered a medium-sized shade tree that blooms in March and April each year. The tree can grow to be 30 to 40 feet tall, and is native to Japan.
“We are thankful that our Community Appearance Advisory Commission continues to endeavor to have trees planted around our City so that Morganton may always be known as Nature’s Playground,” said Public Works Director Scott Lookadoo.
Members of the CAAC gathered to dedicate the tree in early March.