We are pleased to be part of the Mesa Arizona community for many reasons, including that they have been named a Tree City USA Community by the Arbor Day Foundation.
What is Arbor Day?
Arbor Day was established in April 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, a Nebraska journalist and politician. He felt Nebraska’s landscape and economy would benefit from the planting of trees. Today, all 50 states, as well as many countries around the globe, celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees and educating people on the uses of trees.
How is Mesa Arizona, a Tree City US Community, celebrating Arbor Day?
This year, we celebrate Arbor Day on April 25th. As a Tree City USA, Mesa has the ability to improve community urban forests and educate on the importance of trees for communities and the environment. Join neighbors at 9:30am on Arbor Day at the Botanical Walk at 9320 E. McKellips Rd., where Zaharis Elementary students will assist in the planting of trees.
For more information, please visit the City of Mesa website.