Kirkland Arbor Day Celebration on October 21

Come plant a tree at Kirkland’s annual Arbor Day Celebration and forest restoration event taking place at Crestwoods Park on Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Arbor Day event volunteers are invited to support the stewardship efforts of the Green Kirkland Partnership by planting native trees, shrubs and ground covers and removing aggressive invasive plants.
 
At 12:30 p.m., Kirkland City Councilmember Jon Pascal, Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Ben Thompson, Green Kirkland Partnership Program Supervisor Sharon Rodman and Kirkland Urban Forester Deb Powers will conduct a ceremonial Arbor Day tree planting. Following the ceremonial planting, forest restoration efforts will resume until 2 p.m.
 
EarthCorps, a partnership organization, will lead the event’s forest restoration activities through a grant made possible by the King Conservation District. Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided. Please bring a sack lunch. 
 
Celebrating Arbor Day is an opportunity to recognize trees for their contribution to our community: trees filter rainwater and store carbon; they feed and shelter birds and other wildlife; they shade and cool our homes and neighborhoods, thus saving energy; and they form a living green canopy, contributing to our health, well-being and quality of life.
 
Celebrating Arbor Day is also one of four requirements to maintain Kirkland’s Tree City USA status.
 
The Crestwoods Park restoration site is located at 1818 6th Street in Kirkland. Sign up online through greenkirkland.org. 
 
For more information, please contact Deb Powers, Urban Forester for the City of Kirkland, at dpowers@kirklandwa.govor 425-587-3261.

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