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St. Charles Natural Resources Commission Hosts Arbor Day Celebration April 27

Event to be held 4 p.m. in Lincoln Park

Join the fun at the annual St. Charles Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 27 at 4 p.m. in Lincoln Park on Main Street. This free event is organized by the St. Charles Natural Resources Commission. Everyone is invited! This year’s event celebrates St. Charles’ 20th year as a Tree City USA community.

Arbor Day Activities

  • Elementary students from Wild Rose School will present a special Arbor Day Program
  • Free perennials will be given out, compliments of Midwest Groundcover
  • Representatives from America in Bloom – St. Charles will hand out vegetable and flower seed packets compliments of Ball Seed, along with information about caring for trees.
  • Tree-themed art submitted by community members will be on display at the event.

St. Charles has held an annual Arbor Day celebration since 1998 to support tree education and stewardship. Arbor Day was founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, and St. Charles continues this tradition celebrating the connection between trees and people, and the many benefits of trees.

“The City’s diverse urban forest is a valuable asset to our community, and the Natural Resources Commission and the City work hard to keep it and healthy and vibrant,” said Public Services Manager A.J. Reineking. “Education opportunities like the Arbor Day Program are important to spread the word about the vital role trees have in maintaining the environment.”

For more information, visit www.stcharlesil.gov/services/public-trees/arbor-day or contact Public Works at 630.377.4405 or pw@stcharlesil.gov.

updated Apr 10, 2018

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