Celebrate Arbor Day, plant a tree with Mayor Winfield

Celebrate Arbor Day, plant a tree with Mayor Winfield
Arbor Day (Source: Oro Valley)

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The Town of Oro Valley will celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree with Mayor Joe Winfield, Saturday, April 27.

It will be at the Steam Pump Ranch located at 10901 N. Oracle Road in Oro Valley, AZ 85737 from 9:30 until 11:30.

The Farmers Market will be open until noon for people to enjoy.

The schedule for the even will be as follows:

9: 30 a.m. – Welcome introductions

· Kristy Diaz-Trahan – Welcome and dignitary introductions

· Mayor Joe Winfield – The importance of Arbor Day and what it means to him

· Tom Ellis, park superintendent – The importance of trees in a community

9:45 a.m. – Mayor Winfield to plant ceremonial tree and these activities following:

· There will be approximately 16 pre-dug holes for more tree planting for kids and families in attendance. Parks & Recreation staff will be on site to assist.

· Tom Ellis and James Gardner, both certified arborists, will provide tree pruning and care demonstrations on existing trees as well as facilitating a “stump the arborist” question and answer session

· Arbor Day coloring sheets for kids

· Flower seed packet give-a-ways

· Tree give-away raffle. Winners announced at 11 a.m.

· Visit the Farmers Market throughout the morning

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