Planting of trees at The Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area to celebrate Arbor Day,
March 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm
The City of Carlsbad is part of the nationwide effort to increase the awareness of community forestry.
Carlsbad, New Mexico – 17 March 2020 – The Carlsbad Arbor Day Foundation Tree City New Mexico Advisory Board has planted Live Oaks, Red Oaks, and Chinkapin Oaks as part of this year’s Arbor Day celebration.
The City of Carlsbad has been nationally recognized as a Tree City USA for their dedication and participation in the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA program. The City has achieved this recognition by meeting the four core standards; maintaining a tree board, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.
Members of the public are invited to attend this year’s celebratory event at 4:30 p.m. March 17 at The Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area, 700 Block of Park Drive. East of the Carlsbad Municipal Tennis Courts.
Arbor Day is a national holiday that is celebrated by individuals and groups by planting trees. The first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska on April 10, 1872. J. Sterling Morton, a pioneer and journalist, championed the idea of a “tree planting” holiday in the Nebraska Territory. It is estimated that Nebraskans planted over 1 million trees that first Arbor Day. The City of Carlsbad has celebrated Arbor Day since 2010. Recognizing the importance and value of trees, the City of Carlsbad invites you to help celebrate Arbor Day.
The Arbor Day Foundation Tree City New Mexico Advisory Board works on improving ordinances that emphasize the value of tree resources and the importance of sustainable tree management. The Board strives to improve our community through the many benefits that trees provide. The simple act of tree planting exposes youth and adults to a hands-on sustainable development practice. Individuals witness a change being made for the communities they live in and research shows that consumers respond positively to shopping environments with healthy urban forests. In addition to the visual impact of trees, tree canopies and root systems provide a natural filter to our water supply and reduce storm water runoff, flooding and erosion. These are just some of the many benefits trees provide for our communities.