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10th Annual Arbor Day Celebration

INDIO, CA (December 5, 2016) – The City of Indio will celebrate its 10th Annual Arbor Day Celebration on Thursday, December 8, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at South Jackson Soccer Park located at 83318 Date Avenue, Indio, California 92201. Incoming Mayor Elaine Holmes will issue the Arbor Day Proclamation at 9 a.m. and kick off the tree planting event.

“It is an honor for me to recognize the city’s commitment to greening our community for the past decade and to be selected, and maintain our status, as the only Tree City USA Community in the Coachella Valley by the Arbor Day Foundation,” said Mayor Holmes. “Our trees not only provide shade, cut cooling/heating costs, and cleanse the air, but they also increase property values and help beautify our neighborhoods.”

 Arbor Day was founded nearly 150 years ago and is now observed across the nation and the world. The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest non-profit conservation and education organization dedicated to tree planting. Its Tree City USA program was founded in 1976 and cities can only achieve such status by meeting its core standards of sound urban forestry management.

The community is invited to serve as volunteers as well as donate and plant trees during the celebration. La Hacienda Nursery, West Coast Arborists, Sun City Nursery, Excel Landscaping, American Youth Soccer Organization, Indio Youth Sports Association, and the Woman’s Club of Indio have already committed to providing trees and materials, and the number of individual tree donations is growing.

To donate trees or participate at the event, please contact Paul Stalma at (760) 625-1806 or pstalma@indio.org, or Isaac Garza at (442) 391-6437 or igarza@indio.org.

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