Arbor Day 2019

Arbor Day Celebration Highlights Trees, Celebrates Learning and Tree Planting
Posted on 04/26/2019

For the 23rd consecutive year, the city of Glendale has received the designation as a Tree City USA from the Arbor Day Foundation and the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, who presented the certificate to the city at our annual Arbor Day Celebration on Thursday, April 25. The city’s Public Facilities, Recreation & Special Events Department, along with partners Transportation, Public Works and the Water Services departments held this event at Sierra Verde Park, planting four trees. In addition, 110 third grade students from Sierra Verde STEAM Academy attended, to learn about the care of trees, recycling and much more. Several students even read Arbor Day poetry. The Glendale Woman’s Club also attended the event, presenting the city of Glendale with a $500 check for the planting of additional trees throughout Glendale’s park system. Councilmember Tolmachoff, who is the Cholla District representative where Sierra Verde park is located, read the Arbor Day proclamation on behalf of Mayor Weiers, and also accepted a donation for the parks tree fund from the Glendale Woman’s Club. See photos from the event below.