Aspen trees at the Parker Examiner's home (Photo Melody Jones)
In honor of Arbor Day, the town of Parker, CO is hosting a tree-planting event at Railbender Park near 20 Mile Road and Longs Way from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on May 1, 2010.
The Town of Parker is providing coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts to get the day started. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and shovels to help plant over 50 trees, no registration required.
Not only will Arbor Day volunteers help improve and beautify Railbender Park in Parker, attendees also have the opportunity to learn more about trees. Town arborists will provide information on which trees and plants are best for the local area, how to plant them correctly and make them thrive, and demonstrate proper tree and shrub pruning techniques.
The first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska on April 10, 1872 and was made a permanent holiday in that state in 1885. Other states began declaring their own Arbor Days in the 1870’s, and several presidents proclaimed April 30 as National Arbor Day. Even so, many states continue to celebrate their own Arbor Day to coincide with the best tree-planting weather in their regions.
Volunteers at the Parker Arbor Day celebration will receive small plants and other Arbor Day memorabilia on a first come, first served basis.
For questions regarding Parker’s Arbor Day celebration, please call 303-841-0353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Arbor Day History Source: National Arbor Day Foundation
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