Celebrate Arbor Week 2018 Oregon Tree City of The Year Award Presentation & Stafford Grove Park Tree Planting

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

OREGON TREE CITY OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTATION & STAFFORD GROVE PARK TREE PLANTING

Monday, April 2, 10-11 a.m. at Stafford Grove Park, 1061 Sunningdale Road

The Oregon Department of Forestry, in partnership with Oregon Community Trees (OCT), has named Lake Oswego the 2018 Oregon Tree City of the Year! Directors from the Board of Oregon Community Trees will present the 2018 Oregon Tree City of the Year award to the City. The City is celebrating this distinct honor and 29 years of Tree City USA designation by planting a commemorative tree at Stafford Grove Park. Join Lake Oswego staff and neighbors from the First Addition Neighbors / Forest Hills Neighborhood Association to plant a commemorative tree in honor of being named 2018 Oregon Tree City of the Year. Cake and coffee will be provided. We hope to see you there!

GARDEN BABIES

Tuesday, April 3, 10:00-10:45 a.m. at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road

Parents, stroll the farm with your preschooler and enjoy sensory garden-based activities. Hear a story about trees, then take a look at our Heritage Trees. Parents must accompany children. Class is held rain or shine! Free drop-in program for ages 0-5.

RECYCLED POTS AND SEED STARTER NECKLACES

Thursday, April 5, 4-5 p.m. at Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th Street

It is time to sow the seeds for a beautiful flower or vegetable garden. You can start indoors with these seed pots made from recycled newspaper. Dennis' 7 Dees Garden Center will provide you with everything you need, as well as instruction, to get your garden off on the right foot. Recommended for grades 6-8.

PRESCHOOL NATURE WALK: CELEBRATE HEALTHY TREES

Friday, April 6, 10-10:45 a.m. at Springbrook Park (entrance at Uplands Elementary School, 2055 Wembley Park Road)

Join us in Springbrook Park, where you can see trees all around. Every living tree has at least one trunk, many roots, and will be gowning new spring leaves. How do each of these help the tree to be healthy? We will make our own tree to answer this question. Then play healthy tree bingo on our walk through the park. Discovery buckets and exploration tools will be provided. Geared to ages 2-6, but all are welcome.

SEED THE WORLD AROUND YOU

Saturday, April 7, 1-2 at Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th Street

In the tradition of "guerrilla gardening" we'll teach you to make seed balls that you can plant in your garden or scatter in the wild. All supplies will be provided, in the form of wildflower seeds, dirt and water. Plan on getting your hands dirty for this project and taking home a garden waiting to bloom. Recommended for grades K-5.

FORESTRY AT THE FARMERS' MARKET

Saturday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Millennium Plaza Park, 200 First Street

Join us to celebrate forestry at the Farmers' Market on opening day! Activities include Urban & Community Forestry booths and activities for children and adults. Spin the prize wheel, do a craft, watch a tree pruning demonstration, receive a free tree seedling, and learn about stewardship opportunities for your neighborhood. Arbor Day Art Contest winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded.

The Market boasts an average of over 80 vendors each week. As usual, you can also delight in finding a wide variety of superior produce, meats, nuts, cheeses, artisan breads, jams, jellies, baked goods, fresh seafood, nursery items, hot foods, and live music from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.— there is something for everyone!