The City of Santa Monica will plant six trees in Palisades Park in honor of National Arbor Day on April 26, 2017.
Right after the official launch of Santa Monica’s Heritage Tree Program, three Italian stone pines (Pinus pinea) and three New Zealand Christmas trees (Metrosideros excelsus) will be planted by volunteers. It will take place near Ocean and Marguerita Avenues in Palisades Park.
There are multiple organizations that will play an active role in the event: The City’s Urban Forest Task Force, Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica, UCLA Circle K Kiwanis Club, Santa Monica Lions Club, Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, Soroptimists Club, Santa Monica Breakfast Club, Santa Monica Jaycees, Y’s Men Club of Santa Monica, Rotary Club of Santa Monica, and the Santa Monica High School Key Club.
Arbor Day is a holiday that encourages the planting of trees. Officially becoming a holiday in 1872, this year will be the 145th anniversary. It is also Santa Monica’s 36th year as a Tree City USA, recognizing Santa Monica’s obligation to effective urban forest management.
Those who want to join in on the National Arbor Day event can RSVP at email@example.com!