Happy Arbor Day to our Parker friends, neighbors and clients! Arbor Day is the 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’s celebrated in all 50 states and around the world. Read on for Parker Arbor Day Activities.
Looking for something to do to celebrate your urban forest and community trees? Consider checking out Parker Parks and Rec’s Arbor Day fest.
Due to weather forecast, moved to…
Date: Sat., May 7, 2016
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Salisbury Park
Join the Town of Parker and the Parks and Recreation Department in celebration of Arbor Day.
The Town of Parker is changing things up a bit this year. Our parks are beautifully planted and so we are skipping the digging this year and will be giving away seedling trees! Arbor Day goodies and delicious pancakes will be provided.
Be sure to stop by the arborist table and meet the Town’s Parks and Forestry team. They can answer questions about tree planting, pruning and tree selection. Learn how to take care of your trees and make them last. Kids will also have the opportunity to build and take home a bird house courtesy of Home Depot!
Arbor Day is a fun educational event for the whole family and is an important piece to keeping Parker named as a “Tree City USA.” The Tree City USA® program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Parker has been named as a Tree City USA for each of the last 22 years! In order to maintain this title, a commitment must be made to enhance the public’s awareness of trees within the community through events and educational opportunities such as the annual Arbor Day Celebration. The Town must also spend at least $2 per resident on tree care such as planting and pruning.
for additional event and sponsorship information, see original article here.