(Dublin, OH) – Join the City of Dublin and students from Deer Run Elementary for this year’s Arbor Day celebration, 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 26.
Students will leave a lasting legacy with the planting of three ‘Emerald Sunshine’ Elm and three ‘Royal Raindrops’ Crabapples at Deer Run Elementary, 8815 Avery Road.
The entire school will be outside for the assembly. Students will help City forestry staff plant trees, and a ten minute program will include kindergartener’s sharing poems and the whole school singing a song in honor of Arbor Day.
“Our annual celebration of Arbor Day is an important event for us as a Tree City USA community. Trees provide environmental and health benefits to our community and working with Dublin City Schools gives us a chance to promote sustainable habits among Dublin’s youth,” said Paula Chope, city forester with the City of Dublin Parks and Open Spaces.
Every year Dublin selects a location to plant a tree in celebration of Arbor Day and to recognize the City as a Tree City USA. This is the 25th year Dublin has earned this national recognition and the annual Arbor Day ceremony emphasizes the City’s commitment to urban forestry and enhancing local green space.
The Tree City USA award is based on four qualifications: a community that has a Tree Board or Department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and a proclamation.
“Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Dublin make smart investments in urban forests,” said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits.”
Please contact Paula Chope, City Forester at 614.410.4701 for more information.
Community Relations Intern