Free Arbor Day activities Saturday at Finch Arboretum

Spokane to be honored as Tree City USA for 16th Year

Media: Fianna Dickson, 625.6297

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 1:22 p.m.

Celebrate Arbor Day with free family activities, yard care tips, and environmental education on Saturday at Finch Arboretum.

  • Family activities, tree care and environmental education by Spokane Urban Forestry
  • Learn to bring life to your soil with the Spokane County Master Composters
  • Guided tours of the trees and history of the Arboretum
  • Learn how to attract birds and bugs to help a garden and yard thrive!
  • Tree seedlings and arborist tree climbing demonstration, courtesy of NPHC, a division of Bartlett Tree Experts – our event sponsor

City of Spokane Arbor Day Celebration & Tree City USA Award
Saturday, April 27
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Ceremony at 1 p.m. with Mayor Condon)
John A. Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd.
Rain or shine

During the 1 p.m. ceremony, Arbor Day Foundation will recognize Spokane with a Tree City USA designation for the 16th consecutive year. Cindy Deffe, Environmental Sciences Instructor at Spokane Community College representing the Washington Community Forestry Council, will present the award to Spokane. Mayor Condon will read the Arbor Day proclamation.

About John A. Finch Arboretum
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 hold over 2,000 trees and shrubs representing over 600 species and varieties from around the world.

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