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Event takes place on May 06, 2014 at 10:00 AM
156 Cabot Street

Mayor Alex B. Morse, the Holyoke Parks & Recreation Department and City Forester John Twohig invite you to attend the City of Holyoke’s Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 10:00 am, at the Peck/Lawrence Full Service Community School, K – 3rd Grade Campus, 156 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA. 

Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages the nurturing of trees resulting in a healthier, more sustainable world.  The Arbor Day Foundation recently named Holyoke as a Tree City USA for its commitment to improving the quality of life for its citizens. This year marks the 13th year that the City of Holyoke has been designated the prestigious honor of being a Tree City USA. 

This event will also mark the inaugural year of Holyoke’s Greening the Gateway Cities partnership with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.  The City of Holyoke will plant up to 5,000 high-quality trees on public and private lands.  In 2014, the City and its partners will begin to replace missing street trees in targeted locations in order to lay the foundation for private property plantings in 2005. 

Principal Catherine Hourihan, and the students, will be the recipients of Holyoke’s tree planting ceremony in recognition of National Arbor Day, traditionally celebrated on the last Friday in April. 

On Wednesday, April 30th, between the hours of 9am and 4 pm the Holyoke the Parks & Recreation Department will distribute 40 free Tulip Tree seedlings to Holyoke residents and/or interested organizations.

Posted on April 28, 2014 by