Year of the Tree (2022)
Take Root and Grow with NC State Parks
Every year, North Carolina State Parks has celebrated an annual theme in all of our state parks. Programs, festivals and events throughout the state support the annual theme.
The Interpretive and Education Council, a diverse group of park staff members from across the state, selects the theme each year based on suggestions and nominations.
A unique collectible bandana for the annual theme is available for sale at the park webstore or at each park office and visitor center.
Below are some resources for park staff and educators to tie in to the 2022 annual theme.
- N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Professional Development Workshops: "Trees to Meet You"
- Clean Water Grows on Trees poster
- Benefits of State and Private Forest Lands for the South (ARCGIS website)
- Forests to Faucets 2.0: Connecting Forests, Water and Communities (ARCGIS website)
- Project Learning Tree website
- Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plans (N.C. Cooperative Extension website)
- State Parks, State Forests, and Game Lands information sheet
- How are state forests different from state parks? (N.C. Forest Service website)
- Forestry Best Management Practices Manual (N.C. Forest Service website)
- Fall Foliage Prediction Map (Smoky Mountains website)
- Fall Colors of Your National Forests (U.S. Forest Service website)
- Did You Know Fall Color Begins in the Spring? (U.S. Forest Service website)
- Why do leaves change color in the fall? (U.S. Forest Service website)
- Changes in Trees: Tree Phenology (Kids in Parks website)