City plants 40 trees in partnership with Friends of Trees  

City staff and the Friends of Trees, a local nonprofit, planted 40 trees in the Royal Woodlands neighborhood in recognition of Arbor Day. The number of volunteers was restricted due to COVID-19 safety protocols and residents were invited to enjoy alternative Arbor Day celebrations. Find out more at  

Mayor Lacey Beaty declared April to be Arbor Month and highlighted that the city has planted and maintained over 7,000 trees and over 30,000 street trees. The city has also been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA for the last 27 years and will receive a Growth Award from the foundation for the 17th year. The Growth Award is presented to communities that demonstrate higher levels of tree care and community engagement.. 

Visit the city’s webpage to learn more about urban forestry, including tree care tips at Watch the Mar. 16 City Council meeting to see the Arbor Month proclamation at  

Photo taken from 2019 Arbor Day tree planting event.