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City of St. Charles Arbor Day celebration is April 29

Apr 12, 2016 08:53AM ● Published by Neighbors Magazines

Spring is finally here. Celebrate at the annual Arbor Day event in St. Charles Friday, April 29, 2016, at Lincoln Park on Main Street. The event is organized by the St. Charles Tree Commission.

There’s something for everyone. Come and enjoy live music, a tree raffle, tree care demonstrations, a Tree Trivia Quiz and original play from the fourth graders at Munhall School, the presentation of colors by Cub Scout Pack 113 from Lincoln School, delicious cookies and more.  Also, the 2016 Tribute to Trees entries will be shown at the event. The fun begins at 4:00 p.m.

St. Charles is a certified Tree City, recognized for its outstanding care of trees. Its urban forestry program extends from city parks to neighborhood streets and natural areas. Since 1998, St. Charles has sponsored an Arbor Day event to promote tree education and stewardship. Based on the work of Arbor Day founder J. Sterling Morton in 1872, the St. Charles event celebrates the connection between trees and people, highlighting both the tangible and intangible benefits of trees.

A special tree is being planted and dedicated at Fox Ridge Elementary School in honor of Arbor Day.

For more information about Arbor Day or the City’s tree program, contact the St. Charles Public Works Department at pw@stcharlesil.gov or 630-377-4405. Or, visit the Arbor Day page of the City’s website stcharlesil.gov/services/public-trees/arbor-day.

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