Arbor Day is America’s National Tree Holiday, observed on the last Friday of April to celebrate the role of trees in our lives and to promote tree planting and care. In Oregon we celebrate an entire Arbor Week which is the first full week in April. This year, celebrate trees with a Heritage Tree Dedication beneath the crown of a giant sequoia, Barnyard Tales and a Heritage Tree Walk at Luscher Farm, the Stafford Grove Tree Planting and Poetry Reading by former Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, and a beautiful blossoming tree craft activity at the Library.
Tuesday, April 7, 5:30-6:30pm, 14145 Redwood Court
Visit the Forest Highlands Neighborhood after work and celebrate Arbor Week beneath the crown of one of the community’s newest Heritage trees, a giant sequoia measuring 18-feet in circumference. Learn more about the City’s Heritage Tree Program during the dedication ceremony. Refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, April 8, 10–11am at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road
Join Luscher Farm staff and Lynne Bacon, storyteller extraordinaire, for a special Arbor Day story time on the farm, followed by a visit to the Heritage Trees located at Luscher Farm. For children ages 3-8; parents must accompany children. This is a free event, but space is limited so please register online.
Thursday, April 9, 1:30-2:30pm, 1061 Sunningdale Road
Celebrate the City’s newest park with neighbors from the Forest Hills/First Edition Neighborhood Association and join them in planting a tree. Poetry will be read by former Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen and members of The Friends of William Stafford. Refreshments will be provided.
Saturday, April 11, 2-4pm at Lake Oswego Library, 706 Fourth Street
Tree lovers of all ages! Drop by the library to celebrate Arbor Week by creating a beautiful blossoming tree craft.
Check out a tree-themed book this week!
The Lake Oswego Library, located at 706 Fourth Street, will have tree-themed books on display all week. Open daily: 1-6pm Sunday, 10am-9pm Monday-Thursday, and 10am-6pm Friday-Saturday.