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Arbor Day
Video Challenge 2014
Mayor, City Council members and City Staff plant a tree.

The City of Jacksonville Tree Board is looking for compelling videos to get people planting trees. Direct all your creative energies toward producing a three-to-five minute video that educates and convinces people to plant trees in this community. 

Winners will be awarded a $50 Gift card, recognition at the City of Jacksonville’s annual Arbor Day Ceremony along with your video being featured on the Jacksonville-Onslow Government Television channel.

The video challenge will be open to all ages. Please read the full list of rules and fill out the entry form to be part of the Jacksonville NC Arbor Day Video Challenge. 

Arbor Day Observance
tree city USA flag is displayed
Jacksonville has a long tradition of observing Arbor Day and supporting beautification efforts.  The City, the Jacksonville Tree Board and the Environmental Appearance & Advisory Committee have served to lead, advise, advocate and do hands on work to advance efforts that improves the appearance of our City. 

Traditionally, during the Arbor Day Observance Jacksonville celebrates the meaning of Arbor Day and trees are planted at a City Park.  Arbor Day is also used to encourage Citizens to give back to their community by supporting the Adopt-A-Program where volunteers can adopt a street, stream, park or trail to help keep clean.

The 2014 Arbor Day Observance will be held on Friday, April 25 at Wooten Park.


Tree City USA
golden shovel plants a tree
For 33 consecutive years Jacksonville has been designated a Tree City USA.  This distinction is given by the Arbor Day Foundation to cities that meet high standards.  In order to be named as a Tree City USA a city must have a tree board, a tree care ordinance, spend at least $2 per capita on a community forest program and the city must have an Arbor Day Observance.

Jacksonville is committed to enhancing the quality of live of its Citizens through caring for and managing trees in public places.


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