April 30, 2010 (El Cajon)—The City of El Cajon invites the public to its 13th year of receiving the Tree City USA award and the 21st Annual Arbor Day ceremony. Festivities will begin at 3:00 p.m., next to the Ronald Reagan Community Center, located at 195 East Main Street. In celebration of Arbor Day, over 125 trees will be planted at El Cajon Parks, public grounds, parkways and schools.
El Cajon Councilmember Bill Wells will take part in a ceremonial tree planting. Boy Scouts the Order of the Arrow Hadaazli-To Chapter will have a Flag Presentation, Brownie Troop 3318 will be helping with the traditional tree planting ceremony, and West Coast Arborists will be on hand to discuss the benefits of trees. The El Cajon Woman’s Club will provide light refreshments after the ceremony.
Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Trees can reduce the erosion of topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife. Trees in our community increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas and beautify our community.
For more information call (619) 441-1653.