The City of Coeur d’Alene will hold an Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 30th at McEuen Park (520 Front Ave). The festivities will begin with a tree planting at 10:00 a.m., hikes on Tubbs Hill with the Native Plant Society followed by an Arbor Day Ceremony and free lunch sponsored by Sun Valley Tree Service at 11:30 a.m. Door prizes are also being awarded, and free tree seedlings and Arbor Day stickers will be given to attendees.
There will be a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. where City Officials will receive Coeur d’Alene’s 32nd consecutive Tree City U.S.A. award. The Tree City U.S.A. award is given by the National Arbor Day Foundation to communities who meet four criteria in the care of public trees. In 2015, 477 public trees were planted throughout the city and an additional 300 seedlings were planted on Tubbs Hill.
Coeur d’Alene has been awarded a 2016 Arbor Day Grant of $300 from the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association which assists in purchasing trees for planting at the Arbor Day event. The Arbor Day grants are sponsored by the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Lands, Avista, Idaho Power, and Rocky Mountain Power.
For more information about any of these events, contact Katie Kosanke at 769-2266 or see the website at www.cdaid.org/parks