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Celebrate Arbor Day 4/28

The City of Carlsbad is celebrating Arbor Day, Saturday, April 28, by working with local volunteers to plant trees at Poinsettia Community Park, located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road. 

At A Glance

  • The tree-planting activities take place throughout the park from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Volunteer registration begins at 8 a.m., near the playground, followed by a tree planting demonstration.
  • The Arbor Day effort will help Carlsbad retain its status as a Tree City USA for the 13th consecutive year. 
  • This designation is given by the National Arbor Day Foundation and acknowledges the city’s ongoing commitment to tree care and urban forest sustainability.
  • Tools will be provided for all volunteers. Volunteers should wear work gloves, a hat, sunscreen and closed toe shoes. It is requested that volunteers bring additional shovels, if possible. 
  • Children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

More Information

The event at Poinsettia Community Park will feature tree maintenance displays and booths from:

  • CAL FIRE
  • SDG&E
  • Davey Tree
  • Davey Resource Group
  • Western Environmental Consultants
  • West Coast Arborists 

Even More Information

  • The Arbor Day celebration is part of the city’s Earth Month campaign, designed to encourage recycling and increase awareness of sustainable practices in Carlsbad.
  • The campaign was created to support California’s ambitious goal of 75 percent recycling, composting or source reduction of solid waste by 2020.
  • The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, known as CalRecycle, is leading the statewide efforts to decrease California’s reliance on landfills. 

For more information

Kyle Lancaster, 760-434-2941, or kyle.lancaster@carlsbadca.gov 

Media contact

Susanne Bankhead, 760-434-2960, or susanne.bankhead@carlsbadca.gov

 

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March 29, 2018