Friday, April 16, 2010

Brighton's Arbor Day events scheduled

BRIGHTON - In celebration of Arbor Day and the city of Brighton’s 24th year being designated as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation, the city will host several events.

April 17 – Tree pick-up: Residents who ordered trees from the city’s Tree Program can pick up their trees between 9 a.m. and noon at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave. There are still a few extra trees available that will be for sale that day (check or money order only). In addition, a master gardener will be on hand to provide information on planting and maintaining trees.

April 20 – 10 a.m., Pennock Elementary Tree Planting: As the second place winner of the National Arbor Day Foundation Poster Contest, Pennock Elementary, 3707 Estrella St., will receive a tree, donated by School District 27J, to be planted on school property.

April 23 - 10 a.m., Northeast Elementary Tree Planting: As the first place winner of the National Arbor Day Foundation Poster Contest, Northeast Elementary, 1605 Longs Peak, will receive a tree to be planted with the fifth graders on school property. In attendance will be Brighton Mayor Dick McLean and State Forester Keith Wood.

April 24 – 10 a.m., BJAA Park Tree Planting: Approximately 12-15 trees will be planted at BJAA Park, 12th and Longs Peak. There will be a raffle and refreshments provided.

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