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:
· 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
· 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