Arvada, Colorado hits the Quarter-Century Mark as “Tree City USA”
Released by Maria VanderKolk, arvada.org
Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and tree care. The founder of Arbor Day, J. Sterling Morgan, organized the first event in Nebraska in 1872, and today it is celebrated in all 50 states and around the world.
The City of Arvada has a 30-year history of celebrating Arbor Day in partnership with Peck Elementary School. Each year since 1986, Peck students work side by side with Parks staff to plant trees in Arvada parks.
This year, on May 6, 2016, eleven different types of trees will be planted at Arvada’s Ladybug Park..
Celebrating Arbor Day is one criteria in being named as a “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation, and 2016 marks the 25th year that Arvada has earned this distinction.
At the May 6 event, the Colorado State Forest Service will present the award to Mayor Marc Williams.
Join the Arbor Day Celebration on May 6, 2016, starting at 9:30am, at Ladybug Park, 6560 Dover Street, Arvada CO.
More information on the city of Arvada is online at arvada.org.
More about the Tree City USA program is on the Arbor Day Foundation website.