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Drive-Thru FREE TREE EVENT
November 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
New Bern Parks & Recreation is a proud partner of the Arbor Day Foundation. The Drive-thru FREE TREE EVENT is made possible by partnership with Arbor Day Foundation and International Paper.
To get your free tree, register online in advance. This event is free. Trees will be given away in 5 gallon containers. Information will be provided on proper planting, pruning and general tree care.
Trees offer vast benefits for the community at large. Thriving urban forests bolster human health, from encouraging physical activity to reducing respiratory illnesses stemming from air pollution. In the United States, park trees alone remove about 75,000 tons ($500 million) of air pollution each year. And urban trees reduce runoff of sediment, pollutants, and organic matter into streams, improving our water quality. Trees have also been shown to reduce crime, lower stress levels, and develop community pride.