Arbor Day Celebration ScheduledTOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka’s Forestry Division will be participating in a National Arbor Day Celebration this Friday morning (4/19) at the State Capitol.
The Kansas Arborist Association, Kansas Forest Service, and Arbor Day poster contest winner will have a photo opportunity and proclamation signing with Governor Sam Brownback at 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Statehouse.
At approximately 10 a.m., Mayor Larry Wolgast will join the City’s Forestry Division to plant a White Oak tree on the southeast corner of the Statehouse grounds, near 10th & Jackson. City Council and media members are invited.
“This annual tradition is so important because trees don’t just mark our seasons,” City Forester Adam Moser said. “They also clean the air, provide oxygen, cool our streets, provide habitats to wildlife, increase property values, and provide fun educational opportunities.”
Arbor Day this year will be celebrated on Friday, April 26th. The City of Topeka maintains Tree City USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation. The City has met that criteria for 26 years.