Finch Arboretum Hosts Free Arbor Day Festivities April 27, 2024

Family activities, live music, tree care, environmental education, free seedlings, and more

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 11:17 a.m.

Spokane, Wash. – Spokane’s Arbor Day celebration will be held at Finch Arboretum on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. rain or shine. A ceremony commemorating Spokane’s 21st year as a Tree City USA will take place at noon, followed by a ceremonial tree planning and demonstration.

The free, family-friendly event is sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts. Highlights include:

  • Spokane County Master Composters/Recyclers will teach how to turn yard and food waste into "black gold" for your garden
  • Free compost bin for Spokane County residents (provided in part by the Washington State Department of Ecology). Please bring proof of residency and arrive no later than 1:30 pm. Limit one per household, supplies are limited.
  • Free tree seedlings from Bartlett Tree Experts, plus a tree climbing demonstration
  • Raffle including a free tree donated by Blue Moon Garden and Nursery, and other prizes
  • Arts and crafts project coordinated by the Corbin Art’s Center staff in the Woodland Center
  • A temporary disc golf course will be set up for the event by Spokane Disc Golf Club
  • Live music by Dario Re
  • Free kettle corn to the first 165 people and free coffee or hot cocoa to the first 100 people, thanks to Heindl Tree Care
  • Food vendors Black Fire Kettlecorn and Gypsy Java

About John A. Finch Arboretum

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.


About City of Spokane Parks & Recreation

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation stewards nearly 120 properties across 4,000 acres of park land, including manicured parks, natural lands, aquatic centers, golf courses, sports complexes, and an arboretum. We also offer hundreds of recreation opportunities for all ages and abilities to improve the health and quality of life for our community. Enjoy all your city has to offer by visiting Follow us @SpokaneParks on Facebook, Instagram, and X/Twitter.