ASHEBORO — Trees NC in partnership with Randolph Electric Membership Corporation and the City of Asheboro will give away 700 White Dogwood and White Oak seedlings as part of the 2018 NC Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, March 17, at Asheboro’s Bicentennial Park, 135 Sunset Ave.

“I love the fact that we will be providing trees for both full sun and shade locations,” said Ben Grandon, Trees NC board member and N.C. Cooperative Extension Service in Randolph County agent for Agriculture and Horticulture.

“If you have a spot with full sun, the White Oaks are a good fit, while White Dogwoods are for locations with shade.”

The tree giveaway will begin Saturday at 1:30 p.m., kicking off the Arbor Day Celebration.

“NC Arbor Day helps us to remember the important role that trees play in our lives,” Grandon said.

The NC Arbor Day Celebration promises both fun and educational opportunities for the entire family and will include educational tables from local environmental organizations. This year’s Celebration will take place in coordination with the Downtown Asheboro St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

Sponsors for this year’s event include Trees NC, Randolph Electric Membership Corporation, Keep Randolph County Beautiful, UNITE Club at Charles W. McCrary Elementary School, Four Saints Brewing Company and The Courier-Tribune.

For more information, visit the Trees NC website,, or call 336-558-6966.