National Arbor Day is April 26th and our REALTORS® want to say thank you to all of the communities throughout North Carolina that embrace this annual holiday. Founded in 1872 in Nebraska City, Arbor Day celebrates the commitment our communities have to a maintaining healthy urban environment.
Did you know that over 40 percent of North Carolina homeowners live in a Tree City USA community? With over 80 Tree City USA communities across the state, our families, friends, and neighbors have planted nearly 26,000 new trees over four decades. Is your North Carolina hometown is a Tree City? Here are a few of our favorites.
- Raleigh - With nearly 200 miles of greenways and trails weaving throughout Raleigh homes for sale, Raleigh is a great destination for those who want to walk under the shade of a Tree City community.
- Durham - Duke University West Campus, located near Durham homes for sale, is conveniently located close to the Duke Forest Teaching & Research Laboratory. Thousands of acres stretched across Durham, Orange and Alamance Counties acts as a research and recreation area for the school and general public.
- Cary - The residents of Cary volunteer throughout the year to keep the town clean and forever green. Their Spruce Program focuses on cleaning up litter around town, planting trees around neighborhoods with Cary homes for sale, and giving out compost to residents.
- Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill has always placed a priority on the protection of their trees. In fact, cutting a tree down was punishable by a fine in the late 1800s. Today, that still keep a strong focus on their community tree ordinance and maintain a balance of residential trees around Chapel Hill homes for sale.
- Wake Forest - As one of the longest-running active Tree City USA communities in the state, the residents of Wake Forest have dedicated their efforts to protect the trees around Wake Forest homes for sale and throughout the community for over 40 years.
- Apex - Though Apex is a new Tree City, they've taken this title very seriously. Immediately, they created a Tree Citizen Advisory Panel that represents the town's voices in all tree-related matters. They've also planted a new oak tree to commemorate the panel on Lake Pine, just a few blocks from Apex homes for sale.
- Clayton - If you're looking at Clayton homes for sale, know that this town has been planting for the future. The community has planted dozens of trees around spaces like schools and parks to provide shade and fresh air for future generations.
- Knightdale - As one of the fastest growing towns in the state, you'll have no trouble finding Knightdale homes for sale. They're proud of each Tree City recertification they've received over the last 20 years and plan to grow their status as a Tree City for decades to come.
- Rolesville - Rolesville is another new Tree City but the town has worked hard for years to maintain the green areas that residents love. Main Street Park and Mill Bridge Nature Park are just two of the great treelined areas where you can enjoy the outdoors around Rolesville homes for sale.
- Hillsborough - Hillsborough is not only a Tree City but also a Bee City. These locals cherish and protect their landscapes and wildlife to ensure that these natural spaces can responsibly coexist with their new Hillsborough homes for sale.
An old Chinese proverb states: "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." Join our REALTORS® this Arbor Day and plant a tree in one of our beautiful North Carolina communities. For more information about Tree City USA communities in your area, Arbor Day events around town, or to buy and sell gorgeous North Carolina homes, contact us today.