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, hosted by Fayetteville Parks and Recreation staff and the City of Fayetteville Urban Forestry Advisory Board.
Research this year's available species before making your selection. 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.
2018 Celebration of Trees
When: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7 a.m. until we run out of trees.
Where: Arvest Bank Plaza on Center Street on the Historic Downtown Square
Quantities are limited and trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 2 plants per present Fayetteville adult resident. Proof of residency will be required.
Right Tree, Right Place
The Urban Forestry Advisory Board and Urban Forestry staff stress the importance of “Right Tree, Right Place.” 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 the need for heavy pruning or removal, consider the mature height of the tree and its proximity to 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.
Fact sheets about plant characteristics, planting suggestions, and management tips will be available with each tree or shrub.
- Arrowood Viburnum – Viburnum dentatum
- Bald cypress - Taxodium disticum
- Black Gum - Nyssa sylvatica
- Button Bush - Cephalanthus occidentalis
- Catalpa Tree - Catalpa speciosa
- Native Fringe Tree - Chionanthus virginicus
- Paw Paw – Asimina triloba
- Persimmon – Diospyros virginiana
- Redbud – Cercis canadensis
- Rusty Viburnum – Viburnum rufidulum
- Sycamore - Platanua occidentalis
- Walters Viburnum - Viburnum obovatum 'Reifler's Dwarf'
- White Oak – Quercus alba
- Willow Oak – Quercus phello
- Winterberry - Ilex vertisalata