Annual Celebration of Trees
The City of Fayetteville invites citizens to help maintain and grow our community's urban forest by taking home a FREE tree and/or shrub during the annual Celebration of Trees. Fayetteville Parks and Recreation staff and the City of Fayetteville Urban Forestry Advisory Board host this local celebration of Arbor Day on a Saturday morning in late October. The Celebration of Trees is a one-day event, but growing a tree is a sustained endeavor. Many native trees and shrubs in the program provide excellent benefits for birds and pollinators. Properly located trees around the home can add property value, reduce utility bills, and protect skin from the sun's UV rays. Giveaway participants are encouraged to plant and manage their trees or shrubs as an essential part of Fayetteville's urban forest.
2017 Celebration of Trees
Date: Saturday, October 28
Time: 7 a.m. (until all supplies are exhausted)
Location: Arvest Bank Plaza (Center Street and East Avenue) on the Downtown Historic Square
Quatities: Limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Limit (2) plants per present Fayetteville adult resident. Proof of residency is required!
2017 Species: Research this year's available species. Fact sheets about plant characteristics, planting suggestions, and management tips will be available with each tree or shrub.
- American Hornbeam – Carpinus caroliniana
- Arrowood Viburnum – Viburnum dentatum
- Carolina Buckthorn – Rhamnus caroliniana
- Eagleston Holly – Ilex x attenuatta
- Paw Paw – Asimina triloba
- Pecan – Carya illinoinensis
- Persimmon – Diospyros virginiana
- Redbud – Cercis canadensis
- Rusty Viburnum – Viburnum rufidulum
- White Oak – Quercus alba
- Willow Oak – Quercus phello
Planting Tips - Right Tree, Right Place
Find out how to plant your new tree or shrub (PDF).
Trees can take many years to reach their mature height and spread. It is important for homeowners to take all surroundings into consideration when choosing the location for their new tree. To avoid heavy pruning or removal, consider the mature height of the tree and proximity near overhead power lines. Residents should always contact Arkansas One Call at 811 or 800-482-8998 before digging. For additional information on this year’s available trees and shrubs, please call the City’s urban foresters at 479-444-3486 or 479-444-3470.