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National Arbor Day, April 29, 2011

April 29 is National Arbor Day, the day established in 1872 to encourage tree planting and care. You can celebrate here in Seattle this Saturday, April 23, from noon to 4 p.m. at the City of Seattle’s official Arbor Day and Earth Day celebration. OUT for Sustainability will be working to restore a stretch of the Cheshiahud Loop on the eastern shore of Lake Union from Fairview Avenue N to Terry Pettus Park (E Newton Street). As part of the Earth Gay-Arbor Day celebration, the Seattle Department of Transportation will contribute and plant three trees at the intersection of Fairview and Blaine. Seattle will be receiving the “Tree City USA” award at this event for the 26th year, an honor Seattle has earned from the National Arbor Day Foundation for Seattle’s dedication to maintaining and improving the urban forest.

More information and registration can be found here.