The City of Frederick will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 10th at 9:30 AM on the campus of Hillcrest Elementary School. Students will assist with the planting of a White Oak, the official State of Maryland tree, followed by a short program.
Arbor Day Celebration Scheduled April 10th
Hillcrest Elementary School
Frederick, MD – April 6, 2015: The City of Frederick will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 10th at 9:30 AM on the campus of Hillcrest Elementary School. Students will assist with the planting of a White Oak, the official State of Maryland tree, followed by a short program. The event is open to the public.
Frederick is the only City in the State of Maryland that has held the distinction of being a Tree City USA for 35 years. In order for a city to be honored, it must meet four standards set by the National Arbor Day Foundation. They are as follows:
• Possess a tree board or department
• Possess a community tree ordinance
• Possess a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita
• Hold an Arbor Day observance with a proclamation.
Each year the National Arbor Day Foundation provides the City with a Tree City U.S.A. flag. This year that flag will be presented to the participating school. In addition, other ‘Tree City U.S.A. flags and banners will adorn the downtown area in observance of the celebration. The downtown area flags were purchased through generous donations made by the following sponsors: Greenwalled Garden Club, Frederick County Forestry Board, Taskers Chance Garden Club, and The Garden Club of Frederick, in addition to a grant from the Maryland Urban and Community Forest Community Forest Committee.
The Arbor Day Program is an educational opportunity for the students and the community, promoting awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of trees. Trees enhance our quality of life and add value to our community.
For additional information, please contact Tom Rippeon, City Arborist, at 301-600-1233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org