Dublin Villager

City's Arbor Day celebration Friday

Six new trees will be planted at Deer Run Elementary School to recognize Arbor Day in Dublin.

The city will celebrate Arbor Day at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Deer Run, 8815 Avery Road.

Deer Run students will plant three Emerald Sunshine elm trees and three Royal Raindrops crabapple trees at the school.

Students from the school will also attend an outdoor assembly that will include poems from kindergarten students and a song in honor or Arbor Day.

As a Tree City USA, Dublin celebrates Arbor Day annually by planning a tree.

"Our annual celebration of Arbor Day is an important event for us as a Tree City USA community," said Paula Chope, Dublin city forester.

"Trees provide environmental and health benefits to our community and working with Dublin City Schools gives us a change to promote sustainable habits among Dublin's youth," Chope said.

Dublin has earned the Tree City USA designation for 25 years.

To receive the honor, communities must have a tree board of department, a tree-care ordinance, a budget of at least $2 per capital for the forestry department each year and a proclamation.