LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- In the wake of a devastation 2011 tornado, the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC) is partnering with First Security Bank of Vilonia to host a 'ReLeaf Event' in conjunction with Arkansas' Arbor Day Ceremony, Saturday, March 16 at the Veterans Memorial near City Hall.
The Arkansas ReLeaf Project will aid the community of Vilonia and surrounding county in restoring the tree canopy damaged by the tornado. Free trees and hot dogs witl be given out to area residents who were affected by the storm.
The Arbor Day Ceremony will begin at 11 am, followed by the tree giveaway at 11:30 am, and will continue untill 2 pm or until all the trees have been distributed.
The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council takes an active role in increasing public awareness of the value of trees. Urban forestry focuses on the conservation of trees along streets, in open green spaces and watersheds, in parks and in neighborhoods.