The Arizona State Forestry Division will celebrate Arbor Day this week and we are all invited to join in the festivities. The event will include the reading of the Governor's Arizona Arbor Day Proclamation and the planting of eleven trees. There will be several speakers, and the Girl Scouts will take an active role in planting the trees. Ten trees will be planted to represent each decade, and a large 36" box tree will be planted and designated as Arizona's official "Centennial" tree.
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The Arbor Day Celebration will include hands-on activities (tree planting), education opportunities, both onsite and in the form of handouts on tree selection options, planting and other resource materials. The Arizona State Forestry Division partnered with Arizona Nursery Association, Arizona Community Tree Council, Arizona Cactus Pine Girl Scout Council, and the United States Forest Service for this Arizona Arbor Day celebration.
What: Arizona Arbor Day Celebration
When: Friday, April 27, 2012
What time: 9 a.m.
Where: Wesley Bolin Plaza, Phoenix
More Information about Arizona's Arbor Day Celebration: www.azsf.az.gov
More Information about National Arbor Day: www.arborday.org
More Arbor Day Celebrations Around Town
The Arizona State Forestry Division also provided me with some details about Arbor Day events in other parts of the metro area.
- Tempe - Tempe Town Lake
April 27 @ 6 p.m.
A 5k run is part of the celebration. $20 in advance, $25 day of race. All race proceeds benefit the Trees for Tempe program. Trees for Tempe plants new trees and replaces damaged trees to replenish Tempe's tree population.
- Phoenix - Margaret T. Hance Park
April 28 @ 8 a.m
There will be a presentation of the Tree City USA Award, tree planting, and a tree workshop.
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