Wilmington Tree Commission to hold Arbor Day celebration at Bradley Creek Elementary

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The Wilmington Tree Commission (WTC) will hold an Arbor Day celebration at 10 a.m. Friday at Bradley Creek Elementary School, 6211 Greenville Loop Road.

WTC members will plant a large, donated tree at the school. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo will be on hand, and Bradley Creek Elementary students will showcase artwork, poetry and a song to celebrate the trees of Wilmington.

Wilmington has been a Tree City USA for the past 12 years and received the Tree City USA Growth Award for 10 years, which recognizes environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care, according to city spokeswoman Malissa Talbert.

The Wilmington Tree Commission is also seeking nominations for heritage trees. Heritage trees are those, which because of their size, age, rarity, overall beauty, landmark or historical significance represent an important aspect of the city’s history or natural landscape. The deadline for heritage tree nominations is Sept. 1. Nomination forms and more information on the program can be found here.