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Celebrate Arbor Day and plant a tree with Mayor Winfield

April 17, 2019

Get rooted in the spirit of Arbor Day with Mayor Joe Winfield and the Town of Oro Valley at an Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 27. Bring your family to Steam Pump Ranch, plant a tree with the mayor and then branch out and enjoy the Farmers Market.

After the tree planting ceremony, help plant a tree at the site (space is limited, so arrive early), and then stick around to stump the arborist, hosted by Tom Ellis and James Gardner. Tom and James are certified arborists, and they will provide tree pruning and care demonstrations.

The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with remarks by Mayor Winfield, Parks & Recreation Director Kristy Diaz-Trahan and Parks Superintendent Tom Ellis. Flower seed packets will be given away. Be sure to enter the tree give away raffle! You do not have to be present to win!

Arbor Day Celebration schedule – Saturday, April 27
Steam Pump Ranch
10901 N. Oracle Road
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

9: 30 a.m. – Welcome introductions

  • Kristy Diaz-Trahan – Welcome and dignitary introductions
  • Mayor Joe Winfield – The importance of Arbor Day and what it means to him
  • Tom Ellis (park superintendent) – The importance of trees in a community

9:45 a.m. – Mayor Winfield to plant ceremonial tree

After the ceremonial tree is planted the public is invited to participate in these activities:

  • There will be approximately 16 pre-dug holes for more tree planting for kids and families in attendance. Parks & Recreation staff will be on site to assist.
  • Tom Ellis and James Gardner (both certified arborists) will provide tree pruning and care demonstrations on existing trees as well as facilitating a “stump the arborist” Q&A session
  • Arbor Day coloring sheets for kids
  • Flower seed packet give-a-ways
  • Tree give-away raffle. Winner(s) announced at 11 a.m.
  • Visit the Farmers Market throughout the morning

The event will conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m. Farmers Market open until noon.

Mayoral Proclamation
At tonight’s Town Council meeting, Mayor Winfield will proclaim Friday, April 26, as Arbor Day in honor of the beauty and inspiration that trees provide us. Please note, the Town’s Arbor Day celebration will be held on Saturday, April 27, as noted above.

For more information call (520) 229-5075 or click here.