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Post Date:04/11/2019 9:56 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 26. From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., trees will be planted at Greg Rogers Park, Orange Avenue median area and Connoley Park as part of the City’s commitment to being a Tree City USA and to support its environmental goals.

Urban Corps of San Diego County received a $2,000 grant from California ReLeaf in support of Chula Vista’s Arbor Day event this year.

Volunteer tree planters are needed; to sign up, please email City Forester Sam Oludunfe by April 22 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. All volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Greg Rogers Park, 1189 Oleander Avenue.

Arbor Day, which is Latin for “tree day,” began on April 10, 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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