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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Students, City officials plant trees for Arbor Day

Arbor Day

The City of Broken Arrow will celebrate Arbor Day by planting nine trees at the Events Park. This celebration also recognizes the City of Broken Arrow’s 19th year as a Tree City USA.

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond as well as several City administrators will plant the oak, elm and maple trees near the new Events Park playground with the help of about 20 students from Summit Christian Academy at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 28. The Events Park is at 21101 E. 101st St. and the playground is east of the main park entrance, near 215th East Avenue.

Broken Arrow was recently named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, recognizing the City’s commitment to effective urban forest management. Four requirements must be met to receive this distinction: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

“Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education.”

Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits, according to the Foundation. 

WHAT:  Arbor Day Celebration

WHEN:  Thursday, March 28 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:  Events Park playground, 21101 E. 101st St. (East entrance, near 215th East Avenue)

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