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Arbor Day Tree Planting Party

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. 
                                                                                                                                                
-Chinese Proverb

Bring your family and celebrate Arbor Day at our community tree-planting party and park beautification event. Learn about what makes trees important to our natural and urban environments, and what makes Santa Rosa a Tree City USA! Share your favorite tree in our Instagram photo contest (details at right). Arbor Day is the birthday of the late famed botanist Luther Burbank, so expect cake!

When
Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 9am-12pm

Where
Rincon Valley Community Park - 5108 Badger Road, Santa Rosa

Details
The Arbor Day event is part of our Park-A-Month volunteer program, in which a different park each month is spruced up by neighborhood and community volunteers. Families are welcome. In addition to planting trees, we'll be spreading mulch, picking up trash and other assorted tasks. 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!

Sign Up
RSVPs are not required, but signing up helps us plan for cake! Click HERE to sign up.

About California's Arbor Week
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 learn about, plant and celebrate trees.

For More Information
Please contact Elaine Gutsch, Volunteer Coordinator, (707) 543-3279, egutsch@srcity.org

 

 

 Photo Contest

INSTAGRAM PHOTO CONTEST
Arbor Day is all about celebrating trees. We're asking you to take a moment to celebrate them too! Is there a tree in Santa Rosa that you love? Share it with us on Instagram for a chance to win a gallery-style wood print of your photo!

Entry Instructions
1. Follow "SRparks" on Instagram
2. Photograph your favorite tree and tag it with "SRParks"
3. Include the tree location and "#SantaRosaTreeLove" in the caption. Example caption: "My favorite tree in Howarth Park, #SantaRosaTreeLove"

Rules
Contest open to Santa Rosa residents only.
One entry per person.
The contest deadline is March 1, 2015.
Winner will be notified in advance and honored at the Arbor Day celebration.