Arkansas ReLeaf Project and Arbor Day Celebration

The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC) will host Arkansas ReLeaf project and Arbor Day celebration Saturday, March 24, at the public park, 306 Main Street, Higginson, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mayor Randell Homsley will read the Arbor Day Proclamation, and a tree will be planted in the park to celebrate Arbor Day. Additional state, regional, and local representatives will be on hand to participate in the Arbor Day ceremony and Arkansas ReLeaf tree giveaway. Free hot dogs will be served, and shade trees will be given out to residents of Higginson, Kensett and Morning Sun to replace trees that were lost due to damage caused by an EF-1 tornado in February 2017.

The tree giveaway will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. or all trees have been distributed.

AUFC holds an Arkansas ReLeaf project to assist a community in Arkansas each year by helping restore the tree canopy that was lost due to environmental impact. These projects are planned and coordinated with individual communities and may be used for tree plantings on public lands, environmental stewardship and tree education programs in the public schools, as well as to render assistance to communities for participating in the Tree City USA Program. The project is made possible by donations from local, state, regional, private and public entities. Additional support is provided by fundraising events conducted by the AUFC. Other communities which have benefited from Arkansas ReLeaf project include Vilonia, Arkadelphia, Clinton, Cherry Hill, Dumas, Mena, Scotland, Marmaduke, Redfield, Vilonia, Mayflower and Nashville.

This event is sponsored by the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council, Arkansas Forestry Commission and the community of Higginson.

About The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council
The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council is a non-profit organization established in 1993. The Council’s purpose is to assist Arkansans regarding the conservation of the state’s urban and community forests.