The Town of Carrboro is planting more than 50 trees and shrubs this February at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1120 Hillsborough Road.
The project will replace declining trees and enhance the natural habitat of the park. The plantings consist of 22 different native species that are pollinator and bird friendly, including fringetree, blackgum, and paw paw. A variety of sizes and species will be planted to ensure diversity in tree species and age.
To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a southern live oak will be planted at the entrance to the park pathway. The southern live oak was chosen because it is the state tree of Georgia, the birthplace of Dr. King.
Plantings are scheduled through Feb. 10. Carrboro Public Works reports that impacts to park visitors should be minimal, and all facilities will remain open.
Contact Carrboro Public Works at 919-918-7425 or PWorks@CarrboroNC.gov with questions.