For the Reporter
The City of Auburn invites the public to attend its Arbor Day celebration at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12 at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE.
City officials, along with volunteers from the Auburn Garden Club, Auburn Tree Board, Auburn Park Board, representatives from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Community Forestry Council will plant a tree as part of the Arbor Day commemoration. The Auburn Garden Club donated the tree.
Mayor Nancy Backus will also proclaim April 12th as Arbor Day in Auburn and encourages citizens to support the efforts to protect trees and woodlands, and plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.
Auburn is recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA based on its urban forest management and its meeting of four standards: having a tree governing body; maintaining a comprehensive community forestry program that spends at least $2 per capita on the urban forest; maintaining a tree care ordinance; and holding an annual celebration related to Arbor Day.