Celebrate Arbor Day in Balboa Park
In 1904, San Diego celebrated Arbor Day for the first time. With Kate Sessions helping to organize the planting, the community event brought 3,500 school children to City Park, with representatives of classes and schools planting 60 pine and cypress trees.
Friends of Balboa Park has brought back the tradition of celebrating Arbor Day, and invites you to join for National Arbor Day with a grand tree celebration Friday, April 27, 2012, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. 16 new Crepe Myrtle trees will be dedicated and have been planted for the occasion.
Activities include live oak saplings will be given away free to participants. Tree advocates will be on hand to highlight the importance of trees. Carol Williams, civic organist, will accompany the program from the Spreckels Organ Society. A ceremonial tree planting will follow a brief program featuring City Councilmember Todd Gloria, State Assembly member Toni Atkins and others to celebrate the greening of Balboa Park.
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Help us create places of shade and beauty for future generations through a generous gift to the Friends of Balboa Park today, which supports projects like Arbor Day. Please contact the office, or donate online ww.friendsofbalboapark.orgTweet