CITY OF LACEY NAMED TREE CITY USA FOR TWENTY-FIRST YEAR
LACEY, WA, April 6, 2012: The City of Lacey has once again been named as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation — the twenty-first consecutive year Lacey has received this national recognition.
Lacey was one of the first cities in Washington State to earn the Tree City designation. Since initially receiving the honor in the early 1990s, the community has invested more than $3 million on tree planting and care, and distributed 22,000 free tree seedlings to residents.
This year’s seedling giveaway will be held Saturday, April 14, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out) at Huntamer Park in Woodland Square. Species available this year include Red Leaf Japanese Maple, Chinese Kousa Dogwood, Paper (Canoe) Birch, Ginkgo Biloba, and Nordmann Fir. The seedlings, up to three feet in height, are limited to one per person, so bring the family!
The city is proclaiming the month of April as Arbor Month, and is encouraging residents and businesses to plant and properly care for trees. For more information, please contact Stephen Kirkman, Lacey Public Affairs, at (360) 456-7788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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