Monday, April 23, 2012 - 5:34am
Madison Parks Celebrating Arbor Week, April 22-28, 2012
The United States celebrates many holidays that memorialize or reflect upon the past, but there are few holidays that look forward to and celebrate the future. National Arbor Day is one such holiday. It is a holiday that celebrates and promotes conservation and stewardship of our natural resources for generations to come.
The City of Madison is proud to be designated a Tree City USA for 23 years in a row. In celebration, Madison Parks Forestry Section will be planting trees with elementary students around Madison.
The City of Madison Forestry Section plants 2,600 trees on an annual basis and is responsible for the maintenance of over 100,000 trees along the streets and in the parks. The Madison Parks Division will be celebrating this Tree City honor and Arbor Day with a full week of tree plantings, with our future leaders - elementary school students!
2012 Arbor Week Dates:
Tuesday, April 24, 10a.m. @ Brigham Park with Hawthorne Elementary
Wednesday, April 25, 10:30a.m. @ Meadowood Park with Orchard Ridge Elementary
Thursday, April 26, 1p.m. @ Yahara Place Park with Marquette ElementaryContacts:
- Laura Whitmore, 266-5949