Arbor Day Celebration at Venable Elementary on Friday

charlottesvilleThe Charlottesville Tree Commission and Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards invite the public to celebrate Arbor Day this Friday, April 27. This year Charlottesville officials and guests will be celebrating at the large southern red oak in the front of Venable Elementary School at 406 14th Street NW.

Two ceremonies at Venable will mark the occasion. First, at 8 a.m. Venable students will be involved in an Arbor Day event. Second, at 10 a.m. the public is invited to a brief ceremony with the local forester from the Virginia Department of Forestry. Materials related to the city’s continued designation as a Tree City USA locality will be presented and an Arbor Day Proclamation will be read.

The Arbor Day Foundation grants the Tree City USA designation to localities that maintain a tree board or department, have a community tree ordinance, spend at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrate Arbor Day.