At 9:00 AM, the City will be holding its annual Arbor Day tree planting ceremony at the Sandusky Greenhouse, 601 Franklin Street. City Commissioner Dave Waddington will read the Arbor Day Proclamation before the planting of one crimson king maple tree.
At 11:15 AM, the City will be joined by third grade students from the Sandusky Intermediate School for the planting of six honey locust trees along Buchanan Street near Hayes Ave. Tree Commission member John Parker will read the Arbor Day Proclamation and speak to the students about Arbor Day and the importance of urban forest management.
Last month, Sandusky was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 32nd consecutive year. Sandusky achieved Tree City USA status by meeting the program’s four requirements: maintaining a tree commission and forestry department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry, and commemorating Arbor Day.
To learn more about the City’s forestry program and to view the City’s online tree inventory, visit www.CityofSandusky.com/forestry.