Join the fun at the 2017 annual Arbor Day celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, April 28, in Lincoln Park on Main Street west of Route 31 in St. Charles. The theme of this year’s Arbor Day celebration is “Diversity in the Urban Forest.”
The event is organized by the Tree Commission of St. Charles, and everyone is invited!
Enjoy music, a tree raffle, free perennial giveaways, tree care demonstrations, educational materials for homeowners, refreshments and special tree related programs. In honor of Arbor Day, a special tree will be planted and dedicated at Davis Primary School.
St. Charles is a Tree City USA community, and its urban forestry program promotes tree species diversity in parks, natural areas and neighborhood parkways.
Since 1998 St. Charles has held an Arbor Day celebration supporting tree education and stewardship. Arbor Day was founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, and St. Charles continues this tradition celebrating the connection between trees and people, and the many benefits of trees.
The city’s commitment to a healthy, diverse urban forest makes our community a more enjoyable place for residents and visitors of all ages. Because of this, the St. Charles Arbor Day celebration helps exemplify the city’s mission of “Heritage. Community. Service. Opportunity.”
For more information about Arbor Day or the city’s tree program, contact the St. Charles Public Works Department at 630-377-4405 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Arbor Day page of the city’s website at www.stcharlesil.gov/services/public-trees/arbor-day.
TREE CITY USA
St. Charles Is a Tree City USA community, recognized for its commitment and care of trees. The city meets the standards of a “Tree City USA” community by having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance.
About the City of St. Charles
City of St. Charles Mission: Heritage. Community. Service. Opportunity. Friendly neighborhoods, unique architecture, beautiful parks, cultural amenities and innovative schools have earned St. Charles its reputation as the Pride of the Fox. Located in both DuPage and Kane counties, the City of St. Charles is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, and has a population of approximately 33,000. Over 2,100 businesses, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, employ more than 18,000 people. The City of St. Charles was named the #1 City for Families by Family Circle® magazine in 2011; one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois,” by the AIA Illinois; and one of the “Top 10 Towns To Live In” by West Suburban Living magazine. www.stcharlesil.gov