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Post Date:04/09/2018 9:47 AM

“I think that I shall never see, A poem lovely as a tree.” This famous line from the poem, “Tree” written by Joyce Kilmer, illustrates the efforts in the City of Chula Vista on Arbor Day, Friday, April 27. From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., trees will be planted at All Seasons Park, 1825 Magdalena Avenue, and on the medians of East Orange Avenue, between Melrose Avenue and Hilltop Drive, as part of the City’s commitment to being a Tree City USA and to support its environmental goals.

Volunteer tree planters are needed; to sign up, please email Sam Oludunfe by April 26 at, or call (619) 397-6006. Each tree will be planted with three stakes and watered after planting. Volunteers are asked to bring their own work gloves and wear closed-toe shoes. Children are encouraged to participate.

Arbor Day, which is Latin for tree day, began on April 1, 1872, with an estimated one million trees planted that single day. Since then, it is celebrated in the United States each year on the last Friday in April. Many states, including California, observe the holiday as a time best suited for tree planting. Trees are valuable economic assets helping in energy conservation, improving air quality, protecting water resources, providing shade, and beautifying neighborhoods.

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