Arbor Day

Arbor Day
Posted on 04/26/2022

Event inspires local students to plant and nurture trees

Event inspires local students to plant and nurture treesThe city of Glendale will host an Arbor Day celebration to teach local school
children about the importance of trees and their roots in our community. The event will be held at 9a.m. on Friday, April 29 at Sahuaro Ranch Park.

Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School students will rotate through different stations where they will plant trees and discover key ways that trees help Glendale.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers will make a proclamation at the event. Mayor Weiers and
Councilmember Bart Turner will also present a plaque to Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School.

For the 27th consecutive year, Glendale was recognized as a “Tree City USA.” The Arbor Day Foundation sponsors this nationwide program to help communities manage and expand their public tree programs. More than 3,600 communities are part of the movement.

According to the Arbor Day Foundation, some important benefits of trees include:
Trees help to create a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful landscape.
Trees help absorb the sounds of traffic in urban areas.
Neighborhoods with trees are seven to nine degrees cooler than those without.
Planting and maintaining trees absorbs carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, mitigating
the effects of climate change.
Green space plays a major role in improving mental and physical health.

For more information about the Arbor Day Foundation, visit www.arborday.org.