Snoqualmie Valley Record


Celebrate Arbor Day at the Railroad Park gazebo

April 15, 2013 · 9:10 AM

Last year’s winner, Megan Caro holds up her watercolor Arbor Day poster, the top entry in the city’s contest.Snoqualmie’s annual poster contest. / Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

You can be part of the official Snoqualmie Arbor Day Celebration, happening at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Railroad Park gazebo, downtown.

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

This year’s Arbor Day poster contest winner, Audrey Estaban of Snoqualmie Elementary School, will be presented with an award by Jeans.

Two tree planting events follow the celebration, at:

Sandy Cove Park along the Snoqualmie River, 11:45 a.m. Meet at the King Street parking lot opposite Railroad Park Gazebo, led by Sara Posey of the parks department.

Eagle Pointe neighborhood of Snoqualmie Ridge, 9321 Nye Ave SE, 11:45 a.m. This will be a native seedling planting led by the city’s expert arborist, Phil Bennett.

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.

RSVP is optional, but appreciated, to pbennett@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us or by calling (425) 766-2452.

Have a tree question? There will be a free one-hour tree clinic at the Railroad Park Gazebo with Bennett at 1.45 p.m. Planting, pruning, disease, and hazard questions will be answered. If you are interested in this event, bring a photo of your tree with the question or concern.

For more information about the Arbor Day celebration, tree planting events, and workshop, call the Snoqualmie Parks & Recreation Department at (425) 831-5784 or write to itreptow@ci.snoqualmie.wa.us.


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