Katie Kosanke

Free Arbor Day Festivities Saturday, April 29

Katie Kosanke, Urban Forester, 509.363.5496

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 12:18 p.m.

Free Arbor Day Festivities Saturday, April 29

Celebrate Spokane's 20th year as a Tree City USA at our Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 29, 11 am-2 pm, sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts. Rain or shine!

This free event features fun family activities, live music, tree care and environmental education, free seedlings, and more. A Tree City USA Ceremony will be held at noon.

  • Spokane County Master Composters/Recyclers will teach how to turn yard and food waste into "black gold" for your garden.
  • Bartlett Tree Experts will give out tree seedlings and hold a tree climbing demonstration.
  • Raffle including a free tree donated by Blue Moon Garden and Nursery and other prizes.
  • Free kettle corn to the first 165 people and Free coffee or hot cocoa to the first 100 people, thanks to Trailhead Tree Service.
  • Read for Trees’ hosted by the Spokane Library in the Woodland Center.
  • Arts and crafts project coordinated by the Corbin Art’s Center staff, in the Woodland Center.
  • Live music by Rosie Cerquone.
  • Food vendors Black Fire Kettlecorn and Gypsy Java.
  • Ceremonial tree planting and demonstration (following the Tree City USA Ceremony), with the Susie Forest.

The John A. Finch Arboretum is Spokane's "outdoor classroom" for naturalists, horticulturists, and students of all ages. Located just off the Sunset Highway, the Arboretum occupies 65 acres of land along Garden Springs Creek, where thousands of trees and shrubs can be seen and studied.

Be sure to bring your cameras and kids to wander and play while admiring the natural beauty of the Inland Northwest and Spokane's urban forest canopy. The botanical collections of the arboretum display over 2,000 trees and shrubs representing over 600 species and varieties from around the world.

For more Information:
Contact: Katie Kosanke, Urban Forester

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