The City of Santa Monica will celebrate National Arbor Day Friday, by planting 24 new trees at Crescent Bay Park.
Participants include the City’s Recreation and Parks Commission and Urban Forest Task Force along with the Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Lions Club, Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, Santa Monica Breakfast Club, and Santa Monica Jaycees.
This year’s Arbor Day volunteers will be planting 10 native California wax myrtle trees (Myrica californica), four flaxleaf paperbark trees (Melaleuca linariifolia), six Australian tea trees (Leptospermum laevigatum), and four New Zealand Christmas trees (Metrosideros excelsus). The planting will take place on the slope at Crescent Bay Park.
Founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, Arbor Day celebrates the benefits of trees. This year marks the 144th anniversary of Arbor Day and Santa Monica’s 35th year as a Tree City USA, an honor given by the Arbor Day Foundation for Santa Monica’s commitment to effective urban forest management.
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Friday, April 22, 3-5pm
Crescent Bay Park, 2000 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Learn more about Santa Monica’s urban forest and Arbor Day at www.santamonicatrees.com and www.arborday.org.