Celebrate trees during Arbor Week!

Posted Wed, 04/10/2013 - 4:51pm

Lake Oswego’s Arbor Week celebration continues through Saturday, April 13.  Celebrate trees with your family, friends, and neighbors at these upcoming events:

Thursday, April 11
Tree City USA and Heritage Tree Celebration
12-1:30 pm at the Jean Road Fire Station, 4555 Jean Road
The City is celebrating its 24th year of Tree City USA designation by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Stop by the Jean Road Fire Station to learn more about what it means to be a Tree City and enjoy a snack while admiring one of Lake Oswego’s new Heritage Trees, a 39-inch diameter Oregon white oak.

Friday, April 12
Plant a Tree, Free a Tree
3-4 pm, Springbrook Park, Sundeleaf Drive entrance
Students from Lake Oswego Junior High School will be planting native trees in Springbrook Park. Stop by to support their hard work and enjoy a walk along the gentle pathways through the trees in this beautiful natural area. You can also lend a hand and free a tree from invasive English ivy! Please bring work gloves and pruning shears if you have them.

Saturday, April 13
Three Cheers for Trees, A Puppet Show
11 am, Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 4th Street
Trees are everywhere, but how much do we know about them? This delightful sing-along show is entertaining as well as educational! Performance made possible by the Friends of the Library.

The City and Frog Pond Toys are also sponsoring an Arbor Day Art Contest for kids in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade.  Official entry forms are available at Frog Pond Toys (310 North State Street), City Hall (380 A Avenue), the West End Building (4101 Kruse Way), and online at www.ci.oswego.or.us/planning/arbor-day-art-contest.  Drop off your TREEmendous work of art on or before Thursday, April 25 at Frog Pond Toys, where entries will be on display throughout April.  Winners will be selected on National Arbor Day, April 26, and prizes will be awarded by the City Council on May 7.

For more information, please contact Andrea Christenson at achristenson@ci.oswego.or.us or 503-675-3990.