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Celebrate Arbor Week

Post Date:03/08/2018 12:20 PM

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March 8, 2018


Celebrate Arbor Week by Planting a Tree


The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department invites the community to celebrate Arbor Week (March 7th to March 14th) and encourages residents to plant trees. This week, the City is collaborating with the Santa Maria-Bonita School District by planting a tree on each of four school campuses throughout the community.


These ceremonial tree plantings help educate youth on the importance of Arbor Week and the benefits provided by trees. The participating elementary schools are: Adam Elementary School (500 Windsor Street), Battles Elementary School (605 East Battles Road), Fairlawn Elementary School (120 Mary Drive), and Taylor Elementary School (1921 Carlotti Drive).


Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, it is celebrated on different dates according to each state. California observes Arbor Week as March 7th through March 14th. The City of Santa Maria is a 32-year “Tree City U.S.A.” member. The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the City as a Tree City U.S.A. member due to Santa Maria’s strong commitment to complete an urban forest program.


Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department, (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.


Department:               Recreation and Parks

Contact Person:          Dennis Smitherman, Management Analyst I

Telephone Number:    (805) 925-0951 ext. 2263

E-mail Address:


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