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Community Forestry Coalition Celebrates Arbor Day

By ThisIsReno

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Tree planting scheduled for Friday, April 29

Truckee Meadow Community Forestry Coalition, along with the City of Reno Urban Forestry Commission, will celebrate Arbor Day 2011 by planting 35 trees at the Chalk Bluff Water Treatment Plant.  The tree planting is scheduled for Friday, April 29 at 11 a.m. and Chalk Bluff is located at 9605 McCarran Blvd.

The addition of 12 different species of deciduous trees will help beautify the site and provide “Ecosystem Services” to the site, reducing water runoff, increasing air and water quality, conserving energy, and enhancing wildlife habitat.

Residents are encouraged to help the Coalition celebrate Arbor Day by planting new trees and caring for their existing trees, using the free tools available for download from www.communityforestry.org.

Arbor Day, which was founded in 1872, is the “Tree Planter’s Holiday” and is celebrated in more than 3,400 communities across the country. The Arbor Day Foundation recognizes cities that have outstanding urban forestry programs across the United States as “Tree Cities” and Reno is Nevada’s oldest Tree City, recognized for 28 consecutive years.

The Mission of the Truckee Meadows Community Forestry Coalition is to enhance the protection and preservation of the public and private community forest through education, research, conservation and collaborative policy development.