On December 7, 2017, the City of Indio celebrated its 11th Annual Arbor Day event at Dr. Carreon Park.
“It is an honor for me to recognize the city’s commitment to sustainability as the only Tree City USA Community in the Coachella Valley,” said incoming Mayor Michael Wilson. “Our trees not only provide shade, cut cooling/ and 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 was invited to serve as volunteers as well as donate and plant trees during the celebration. La Hacienda Nursery, West Coast Arborists, Excel Landscaping, Indio Youth Sports Association, and the Woman’s Club of Indio provided trees and materials.