A “Growing” Tradition: City of Greeley Forestry Program Celebrates Arbor Day with a Community Celebration
In 2018, the City of Greeley will be named a Tree City USA for the 38th consecutive year by the National Arbor Day Foundation. In honor of this designation, this year’s local Arbor Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, April 28, at 9 a.m., in Lincoln Park.
This free, annual community celebration includes planting trees in the park, light refreshments, and tree seedlings given to attendees.
To qualify as a Tree City USA community, a city or town must meet four standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. The qualifying community needs to have tree care ordinance, a Forestry program budget of at least $2 per capita toward the planting, care and removal of city trees, an advisory board or program, and an Arbor Day observance.
Located in downtown Greeley, Lincoln Park is listed on the Greeley Historic Register and was established during Greeley’s founding in 1870 with the intent to be the cultural and social focus of the city. Since its development, the park has been a popular site for various high-profile community events, and in 2017, it received a playground replacement.
For more information about the city’s Forestry Program or the event, call 970-339-2405 or visit GreeleyForestry.org .
Apr 2, 2018