CITY OF LACEY NAMED TREE CITY USA FOR NINETEENTH YEAR
LACEY, WA, March 15, 2010: The City of Lacey has once again been honored as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation — the nineteenth 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 nearly $3 million on tree planting and care, and distributed more than 22,000 free tree seedlings to residents.
This year’s seedling giveaway will be held Saturday, April 17, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out) at Huntamer Park in downtown’s Woodland Square. Species available this year include Red Leaf Japanese Maple, Golden Raintree, Yoshino Cherry, Ginkgo Biloba, and Colorado Blue Spruce. The seedlings, up to three feet in height, are limited to one per person, so bring the family!
The city has also proclaimed the month of April as Arbor Month, and is encouraging residents and businesses to plant and properly care for trees. For more information on this year’s Arbor Day activities, contact Kathy Owen, Recreation Supervisor, at (360) 491-0857.
- Kathy Owen, Recreation Supervisor, (360) 491-0857; email@example.com