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2017 Arbor Day Celebration: April 22 at 11:30am

Come out and join the Neighborhood Tree Program for our Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Planting

When:  Saturday April 22, 2017 at 11:30 am - 4'ish
       Arbor Day Celebration 11:30-Noon
       Tree Planting Noon-4'ish 

Where: Scout House 128 S. Spring Street Falls Church City 

What: 

Arbor Day Celebration and Refreshments  (in the Scout House in case of Rain)

We'll hear from state, city and community leaders who will remind us of how we came to live in a beautiful community with a healthy urban forest, it wasn't by accident, we've been working toward this for along time as commemorated by our Tree City USA designation.  Far from resting on our laurels there are still lots of challenges to over come and there's plenty work to be done to reach our canopy coverage goals.

         Tree Planting - Volunteers Needed  
Following our celebration we'll turn to refreshments and then those who chose to will form up in teams of new and more experienced volunteers to plant 29 trees along the stream walkway and next to streets throughout the City.  This is an all-hands-on-deck moment.  We need your help to get all 29 trees planted.  We'll demonstrate tree planting tips distribute tools and spread out to planting locations around the City.  You'll want to wear work boots or heavy shoes, dirt friendly clothes and gloves.  If you have a long handled shovel bring it but if not don't worry we will have extra tools.

Please RSVP to: heminway.seth@gmail.com (ignore your spell check as there is no 'g' in my last name) (If heavy constant rain is predicted we will postpone to 1 pm on Sunday - look for an email from Seth on Saturday morning if there is any question.)

The Neighborhood Tree Program is a partnership between the Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) and Falls Church City, which brings together community volunteers, donated funds, and City professionals including the City Arborist and the Urban Forestry Crew to help build and maintain our urban tree canopy.  

Thank you to the Scout House Board for hosting our celebration this year.

I hope to see you on Arbor Day (the Original Earth Day!) -  bring your friends.

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Village Preservation and Improvement Society
P.O. Box 6824, Falls Church, Virginia 22040