On the heels of Earth Day and in recognition of Arbor Day on Friday, both and townships will be planting trees around town.
Spearheaded by Marple Township's Tree Commission, officials and members of the community will gather on Friday at 4 p.m. at off of Ann Road in Broomall. The celebration will include light refreshments and a demonstration of how to plant a bare root tree.
In Newtown, the township's Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) will hold the tree planting event at 5 p.m. at . Brief remarks will be made from , the Delaware County Conservation District and the U.S. Forestry Service. Seven trees will be planted and light refreshments will be served.
Here are a few fast facts about Arbor Day, according to the Arbor Day Foundation:
- The first celebration of Arbor Day dates back to April 10, 1872, in Nebraska.
- The Arbor Day Foundation plants and distributes more than 10 million trees each year.
- Through generous donations of its members and partners, the Foundation has helped the Forest Service plant more than 20 million forestland trees since 1990.
- The Foundation ecognizes more than 3,300 communities through the Tree City USA program, which honors cities and towns that are committed to planting and nurturing trees.
– Marple Township has been recognized as a Tree City USA town for the past five years.