Be a Part of Community Roots Day

The 2016 Community Roots Day will be held Saturday, October 15, at Smith Farm Elementary School, 4250 Johnny Knoll, Winston-Salem. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with registration starting at 8:00 a.m. To register for the event, please contact George Stilphen with Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful at or (336) 771-5161. You can also register online at Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful.

Community Roots Day is a volunteer tree-planting event that takes place every year adding shade, fresh air, and extra character to our neighborhoods. In the past 20 years, over 7,000 trees have been planted on streets throughout Winston-Salem, helping our community earn the honor of being named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Foundation for the fifteenth consecutive year.  

Community Roots day is sponsored by the Forsyth County Community Appearance Commission, Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful, and the City of Winston-Salem Vegetation Management Department, and is only possible through donations from businesses and individuals.

The Community Appearance Commission and the City-County Planning Board staff applaud our citizens for their dedication and hard work.

If you are interested in getting involved in Community Roots Day, please contact George or Kittie at  Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful at 727-8013, e-mail , or use the online form.


Roots Day History Map    
Map of Roots Day past [pdf/2.05mb/1p]   Before and After slide show [pdf/1.5mb/6p]


Revised 8/22/2016