Arbor Day at Finch Arboretum

Free event set for Saturday, April 25

Kacey Burke, Supervisor Finch Arboretum, 509 363-5466,

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11:30 p.m.

Spokane Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Department is sponsoring Arbor Day at Finch Arboretum (3404 W. Woodland Blvd.) on Saturday, April 25. The free event is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lots of family-oriented projects and learning activities are planned at Arbor Day, and attendees can enjoy the arboretum’s many beautiful trees already in bloom. Arboretum hosts will tell Arboretum history and tree stories. Master Composters will share all there is to know about bringing life to soil. Children’s activities include making Arbor Day flags and bird seed Ornaments. City Arborists will bring out their Big Rigs, including the big Bucket Truck, for kids to check out. There will also be a Tree City U.S.A Planting Ceremony.

About John A. Finch Arboretum

The John A. Finch Arboretum was designated a park area in 1907. Trees from that early era still grow there. Located just off the Sunset Highway, it occupies about 65 acres of land along Garden Springs where inland northwest natives can be seen and studied. The Arboretum is used as an “outdoor classroom” by naturalists, horticulturists and students. Photographers, birders and families visit to enjoy the seasonal beauty of the grandeur found in its park-like character and natural charm. The collection holds over 2,0000 trees and shrubs representing over 600 species and varieties from all-over the world.