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City will Host a Community Tree Planting for its 2017 Arbor Day Celebration

Post Date:April 19, 2017 8:00 AM

Tree PlantingTrees make our cities greener, cleaner, and healthier. The City of West Hollywood will host a Community Tree Planting event in recognition of National Arbor Day. The event will take place on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 9 a.m., at the Pacific Hills School, located at 8628 Holloway Drive. The City will plant five trees of varying species in the parkway along Holloway Drive.

West Hollywood community members are encouraged to take part in the Community Tree Planting. Volunteers need no prior landscaping or gardening experience. Tools and gloves will be on-hand and supervision and instruction will be provided. The event will start off with a short “how-to” planting session, followed by a discussion about the importance and value trees play in our urban environment.

The Community Tree Planting is organized in recognition of National Arbor Day, which is held on the last Friday in April. Arbor Day was founded in 1872 by newspaper editor and politician J. Sterling Morton, in Nebraska City, Nebraska. It has since expanded and is now celebrated around the world as a day to plant and care for trees.

For additional information, please call the City of West Hollywood’s Department of Public Works at (323) 848-6895. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.