Come lend a hand and experience Arbor Day on Saturday, April 27! Parks and Recreation will be celebrating by replenishing the Arboretum, located at McCabe Meadows Park, 19700 Indian Pipe. You’re invited to help plant 60 trees of various species including smaller ornamentals, shade trees and evergreens. There’s no need to sign-up, just bring your own gloves and shovels and the Town will provide donuts, coffee and hot chocolate!
After the tree planting, be sure to stop by the Arborist table and meet the Town’s Parks and Forestry team. They can help answer questions about tree planting, pruning and tree selection. Learn how to take care of your trees and make them last. Kids will also have the opportunity to build and take home a bird house with Home Depot!
Arbor Day is a fun educational event for the whole family and is an important piece to keeping Parker named as a “Tree City USA.” The Tree City USA® program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Parker has been named as a Tree City USA for 19 years! In order to keep this title, the Town must keep a commitment to enhancing the public’s awareness for trees within the community through events and educational opportunities such as the annual Arbor Day celebration. The Town must also spend at least two dollars per resident on tree care such as planting and pruning.
Please remember that the Town will not be providing shovels at Arbor Day. Tree planting, refreshments and give-a-ways will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking at McCabe Meadows is limited; parking in near-by lots is advised. For questions regarding Parker’s celebration, please call 303.841.0353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.