The celebration will kick off at 10:30 am. The ceremony will include: songs and poetry presented by the students; a proclamation read by Eva Montoya, City Council District 2 Representative; planting of the tree; helpful tips for tree care from the Parks and Recreation’s Forestry Division; and the announcement of the Arbor Day coloring contest winners. The winners of the contest will receive a tree of their own to plant.
The Pueblo Parks and Recreation Department and Pueblo City Schools have made this a tradition for the last 32 years. The Tree City USA program began in 1976 by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities across the United States. The City of Pueblo has been a proud Tree City USA community since 1980. For more information on this or any of our current and upcoming events or programs, visit the web site, www.puebloparks.us or call the office at 719-553-2790.