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Snoqualmie Arbor Day celebration includes two plantings, trees for kids

Join in the Annual Snoqualmie Arbor Day Celebration, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Railroad Park Gazebo in downtown Snoqualmie.

Mayor Matt Larson will talk about the city’s commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the community and Snoqualmie’s participation in the Tree City USA program. There will be educational games for children to learn about trees, and each child will receive a free tree seedling to plant at home.

This year’s Arbor Day poster contest winner, Megan Caro of Snoqualmie Elementary School, will be presented with an award by Mayor Larson.

Community Tree Plantings

Following the Arbor Day celebration downtown, there will be two tree planting events.

• 11:45 a.m., Shade Tree Planting at Snoqualmie Community Park (35016 SE Ridge St) Meet at the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA parking lot entrance

• 11:45 a.m., Native Seedling Planting, Swenson Neighborhood on Snoqualmie Ridge (35007 SE Swenson St). Meet on Swenson Street in front of Swenson Park

Volunteers are needed to plant trees at both events. Participants should wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, gloves, and rain gear as needed. No experience is required. To sign up, please contact Phil Bennett, City of Snoqualmie Arborist, at pbennett@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us or 425-766-2452. Registration is optional, but appreciated.

Urban Forest Nursery is donating three Celebration Maple shade trees in honor of Snoqualmie’s second year as a Tree City.

 

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