The City of Carlsbad is celebrating Arbor Day Saturday, April 26, by working with local volunteers to plant trees at Holiday Park.
The tree-planting activities will take place 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Holiday Park, located at the corner of Chestnut Street and Pio Pico Drive. Volunteer registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a planting demonstration to follow.
“Arbor Day is a great opportunity to give back to the community and help the environment, while meeting new friends and neighbors,” said Kyle Lancaster, parks superintendent for the City of Carlsbad.
This effort will help Carlsbad retain its status as a Tree City USA for the 10th consecutive year. The designation is given by the national Arbor Day Foundation and acknowledges the city’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.
In addition to the tree-planting, the Arbor Day event at Holiday Park will feature tree maintenance displays and booths from CAL FIRE, SDG&E, Davey Tree, Western Environmental Consultants, Nissho of California and West Coast Arborists.
Tools will be provided for all volunteers. It is requested that people bring work gloves, a hat, and sunscreen, and wear closed toe shoes. If volunteers can bring additional shovels, that would be greatly appreciated. Children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Volunteers interested in the tree-planting event can download a volunteer application in advance via the link below and bring a completed version to the registration table: carlsbadca.gov/residents/volunteer/Documents/Vol-Application-one-day.pdf.
—City of Carlsbad