Arbor Day in Kirkwood!

Georgia Ragland

By: Georgia Ragland on April 24, 2012 Print This Post

National Arbor Day is Friday, April 27. However, we are hoping more people can come to celebrate Arbor Day if we hold our own festivities on Saturday.

Urban Forestry Commission volunteers planting a tree in Greentree Park in 2009

Kirkwood is one of more than 3,400 communities that currently is designated a Tree City USA. The outdoors and trees are very important in Kirkwood. We have some terrific parks and great recreational programs and opportunities. We are also blessed with a spirit of volunteerism in this community. At Kirkwood Park on Saturday, beginning at 9:00 a.m., volunteers will be pulling and removing honeysuckle, a highly invasive plant, form the park.  Then at 11:30 a.m., the Urban Forestry Commission will plant a tree for Arbor Day (meet us at the Rifle Range!). The mayor will read an Arbor Day proclamation. We would love to have people come spend the morning with us at Kirkwood Park.

Taking care of our natural resources is something all of us can do, even a Pug. Take a look at this wonderful video starring Puglet and friends as they show all of us how to reduce, reuse and recycle.


Georgia Ragland

Written by Georgia Ragland