About California's Arbor Day
Did you know? National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates according to their best tree-planting times. California’s Arbor Day is actually a whole week! A State resolution in 2011 proclaimed March 7-14 as California Arbor Week. The week purposely coincides with the birthday of our famed horticulturalist Luther Burbank (born on March 7, 1849), because of his contributions to California’s natural and agricultural splendor. California Arbor Week is a chance for people of all ages to celebrate trees, those treasured resources of our natural and urban environments.
Celebrate With Us
Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks celebrates Arbor Week this year with a community tree-planting party complete with birthday cake! This event also kicks off our 2014 Park-A-Month volunteer program.
Saturday, March 8th from 9am-12pm
Finley Community Park -- 2060 West College Ave, Santa Rosa.
NOTE! For this event, enter park from Stony Point Road entrance, and meet at the Gazebo area.
Join us at this FREE family-friendly event to plant several trees in the park. After the tree planting, birthday cake will be served to honor Luther Burbank! All trees and tools will be provided. Wear sturdy shoes as it will most likely be muddy outside. This is a rain or shine event -- trees like the rain!
To Sign Up
RSVPs are NOT required, but signing up helps us plan for cake! Click HERE to sign up.
For More Information
Please contact Elaine Gutsch, Volunteer Coordinator, (707) 543-3279, firstname.lastname@example.org