Cary, NC (November 9, 2001)- Beyond the recognition of outstanding trees, Capital Trees educates people that trees make life more pleasant, benefit the environment, and beautify our surroundings. Activities that complement the program include tree care, pruning, and planting- volunteers have planted more than 12,000 trees through the program.
The Capital Trees Program has gained added importance and credibility since seven Wake County municipalities have changed their ordinances to protect these trees and the environmental benefits that they provide, said Wake County Commissioners’ Chair Joe Bryan. Apex, Cary, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Morrisville and Raleigh have all approved some level of legislative authority to regulate tree cutting since 2000, several of these citing the CTP, which “grew” out of a 1992 request from a Raleigh citizen.
For more information, visit Capital Trees Program.