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Posted on: March 10, 2017

[ARCHIVED] City to host Arbor Day activity

Arbor Day

The City of West University Place will hold an Arbor Day celebration on April 8, 2017 beginning at 9 am at the Recreation Center on Bellaire Boulevard.  This celebration is being held in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department's annual spring celebration which also begins at 9 am.  Residents are invited to come by the Recreation Center to meet and talk to the Urban Forester about diversification of the urban forest, adequate growth space and planting appropriate species.  Complimentary trees will be available to the first 30 residents to visit the celebration.

Arbor Day is a way to educate the community about trees and the environment.  The National Arbor Day Foundation promotes local Arbor Day festivities through the Tree City USA award program.  Sponsoring a community wide celebration of Arbor Day is a pre-requisite to receiving the Tree City USA designation.  Staff has been officially notified by the National Arbor Day Foundation that the city has received its designation for the calendar year of 2016.  Formal notification was received in February 2017.  This marks the 27th year of participation in the program.

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