Arbor Day Celebration invites kids to celebrate wildlife in Piedmont Parks

Annual Arbor Day Celebration invites children to celebrate wildlife in Piedmont Parks

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Published April 16, 2024

Kids will have a chance to meet a raptor, see Public Works’ big trucks, and make wildlife-themed crafts at Piedmont’s annual Arbor Day celebration, hosted by Piedmont Public Works and the Piedmont Park Commission:

Arbor and Earth Day Celebration 2024
Friday, April 26, 3-5pm

Piedmont Community Hall, 711 Highland Avenue

The annual Arbor Day event, which dates back to 2007, celebrates the nearly 9,000 trees the Public Works Department maintains in Piedmont’s parks and public spaces.

The theme of this year’s event, selected by the Park Commission, is “Wildlife in the Parks.” The event will feature:

  • Raptor meet & greet: Get up close and personal with a live hawk or owl, courtesy of the Lindsay Wildlife Center.
  • Public Works big trucks: See the equipment Public Works staff uses daily in their work to keep Piedmont’s trees and public spaces healthy and beautiful. Children will be able to climb up and sit in the cab of the trucks.
  • Wildlife themed arts & crafts: Make an owl from a pinecone! Parks Commissioners will be on hand to assist little ones with their creations.
  • Raffle: Enter to win a Lego set or children’s book related to Arbor and Earth Day themes.

Adults in attendance will have plenty to learn as well, with informational tables from the Piedmont Garden Club and the City’s Sustainability Division.

Heritage Trees to be announced at event

The Arbor Day celebration will also feature the announcement of the 2024 class of Piedmont Heritage Trees. Nominators of selected trees will be recognized at the event and receive a Piedmont Heritage Tree lapel pin.

The Heritage Tree program, now in its seventh year, aims to raise awareness of and appreciation for Piedmont’s diverse urban forest. Heritage Trees are nominated by community members and selected by the Park Commission.

With questions, contact Parks and Project Manager Nancy Kent at [email protected].