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Anthony, Youngsters to Plant Arbor Day Tree in Majestic Park
Anthony, Youngsters to Plant Arbor Day Tree in Majestic Park

 

Las Vegas Councilman Stavros Anthony will join first- and second-grade classes from Eileen Conners Elementary School to plant a shoestring acacia tree at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, in Majestic Park in honor of Arbor Day.

The children also will bury a time capsule with the tree. Majestic Park is located at 3997 Hualapai Way. The tree will be planted near the Hualapai/Alexander Road entrance. 

Laura Eisenberg, a community forester with the Nevada Division of Forestry, will present the city with a Tree City USA flag, marking the 20th year Las Vegas has earned this recognition from the National Arbor Day Foundation because of its program to care for community trees.

The city of Las Vegas has an ongoing program to plant trees in our community and in our parks. The city established a tree ordinance in 1950. Today, Parks and Open Spaces Division staff work closely with community volunteers who participate in the program to plant and maintain trees. Trees enhance air quality, reduce energy consumption and costs, reduce erosion, provide shade and renewable resources, produce oxygen, provide habitat for wildlife, increase property values, beautify our community and benefit the environment overall.

Although Arbor Day is celebrated April 27 this year in Nevada, the children’s celebration has been deferred until May 9 to accommodate mandatory testing taking place in the school that day.

Free brochures regarding tree selection, tree planting and tree care are available to download at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Publications/brochures.htm.

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