Every spring communities around the world celebrate Arbor Day by encouraging local residents to plant trees. 

With the holiday falling on April 26 this year, the Black Mountain Urban Forestry Commission held celebrations in Town Square and at Lake Tomahawk on April 13. 

Cub Scouts handed out a dozen tree seedlings to participants during this year's festivities, and arborist Andrew Owens fielded questions. 

Following the celebration in Town Square, the event moved to Lake Tomahawk, where Cub Scout Pack 177 planted a silky dogwood to commemorate the occasion. 


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