Everett Asks You to Plant a Tree For Arbor Day

April 6, 2014

Everett, Everett Government

Everett Arbor Day

You don’t have to be a tree hugger to be a tree planter.

In 1993, Everett first applied to the National Arbor Day Foundation for recognition as an official Tree City. On Wednesday the city is inviting you to join Mayor Ray Stephanson and students from View Ridge Elementary School as they plant new trees at Forest Park and celebrate the city’s ongoing commitment to a healthy urban environment. Here are a few more details provided by Meghan Pembroke, spokesperson for the City of Everett…

2014 marks Everett’s 19th year as an official Tree City USA from the National Arbor Day Foundation. The April 9 event will include a student presentation and receipt by the Snohomish County PUD of the foundation’s Tree Line Award. Community members are invited to watch the short ceremony and tree planting and enjoy refreshments from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.  Forest Park is located at 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett.

Everett students have planted Arbor Day trees across the city during the last 26 years at various locations, including Bayside Park, Grand Ave Park, Senator Henry M. Jackson Park, and Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake. The trees planted this year will add to the city’s continuing efforts to provide a robust tree canopy within Everett and its parks.

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In celebration of Arbor Day, the city asks its residents to consider planting trees where appropriate within their home and neighborhood landscapes. Businesses may also consider adding trees to their properties.

To learn more contact Everett Parks and Recreation at: 425-257-8300 ext. 2 or visit everettwa.org/parks

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