Local citizens are being asked to come out and help with Tennessee Tree Day here in Fayetteville and Lincoln County.

“We will be partnering with Fayetteville Parks and Recreation, Ogle Tree Service, Christopher Equipment Rental, and the Regenerative school,” said Kevin Freeman,

Anyone can volunteer, said Freeman, explaining that on the volunteer event will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at Don Davidson Park at 1701 Wilson Parkway in Fayetteville.

Volunteers will helping to plant trees, learn about composting, Hugelculture, Biochar, food webs, and pollinator gardens.

“We’ll be starting at 9 a.m. and finish by 1 p.m.,” he said. “Besides planting trees, volunteers will learn the value each tree has in nature’s food web. Bring water, gloves, and we will provide the fun.”

The event is part of Tennessee Tree Day, organized by the Tennessee Environmental Council in its effort to maintain a healthy tree canopy in communities across Tennessee. TEC’s Tree Program was established in 2007 with a goal of planting one million native trees across the state to help repopulate trees lost to development and other causes and increase biodiversity. The organization has planted over 640,000 trees since 2007 fulfilling the mission to educate and advocate for the conservation and improvement of Tennessee’s environment, communities, and public health.