ARCADIA BEAUTIFUL COMMISSION CELEBRATES ARBOR DAY
On May 25, 2017 at 5 p.m., the Arcadia Beautiful Commission will hold its annual Arbor Day Celebration at the 300 block of West Wistaria Avenue. Each year, the Commission celebrates Arbor Day by sponsoring a tree planting event in the community. This year, join your Arcadia Beautiful Commissioners, Mayor Amundson, and Council Members in planting five trees along West Wistaria Avenue. In honor of Arbor Day, the Arcadia Beautiful Commission will be giving away free tree planting brochures, Camphor saplings, and various other gardening items to participants. The trees planted on this day will represent a gift for our friends and neighbors, and for future generations.
The City of Arcadia places a high value on its trees and the positive effect they have on the community and the environment. This strong commitment to an urban forest is evidenced by the comprehensive guidelines the City has in place to ensure a continued high population of healthy trees. The City has been designated a Tree City USA for 23 consecutive years, recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation, in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The City also received the Tree City USA Growth Award this year, which recognizes higher levels of tree care by participating Tree City USA communities. The Growth Award highlights innovative programs and projects as well as increased commitment of resources for urban forestry.
Trees are assets to our community when properly planted and maintained. They help improve the visual appeal of neighborhoods, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.
For more information about Arcadia’s Arbor Day Celebration, please call the City Manager’s Office at (626) 574-5434 or email lshakarian@ArcadiaCA.gov.
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Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is an 11.38 square mile community with a population of just over 56,000. Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining small-town charm with the conveniences and amenities of a mid-size city. Arcadia is a full-service charter city governed by a five member City Council, elected at-large. Recognized for exceptional education and recreation opportunities and beautiful neighborhoods, Arcadia is also defined as the “Community of Homes” and has twice been designated the “Best City in California in which to Raise Kids” by Business Week Magazine.