Large tree surrounded by stone patio and benches.

Raleigh's Tree of the Year Program

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2023 Tree of the Year 2022 Tree of the Year

Raleigh's Tree of the Year program celebrates Arbor Day and all things trees!

2023 Tree of the Year

Red lace-leaf Japanese Maple

Congratulations to Raleigh's 2023 Tree of the Year.

From the nominator:
Red lace-leaf Japanese Maple at the JC Rauslton Arboretum. - Acer palmatum Dissectum Atropurpureum Group - This tree is the emblem of the JC Raulston Arboretum

2022 Tree of the Year

Gingko Tree on NC State's Campus

From the nominator:
Nestled between Park Shops and Page Hall on NC State’s campus, a ginkgo tree — lovingly dubbed “The Tree” by students — has captured the hearts of the Wolfpack with its magnificent fall transformation. (A tree with a cult following? Color us surprised.)

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